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Hinges

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:02 pm
by planecrazzzy
OK,
     I've got the Hinges mounted.... I put a shim in back of each Hinge before I drilled them....

That should be enough room for two of the fabric thickness...

I used a THICK paper , and folded it.... ( see picture )

          The control tubes turn easy....

                                                      Gotta Fly...
                                                                      Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Aileron-Flap Tubing

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:12 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I've got the tubing "tacked" ....Still more to do to it , I'll flatten the ends later.
This way I know they'll be flattened in line , I'll probably use the floor and a block of steel...

 I'm doing the Ailerons a little different than the prints....

                                Gotta Fly...

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Mistake Correction "NOTE"

When I ordered the Flap Tubes , It was cheaper to have them shipped at 8 ft lengths , I found out they were SHORT by 1 inch...

I'll have to weld a splice now...

Maybe 8 ft 2 inch would be a good start , then trim it down from there.
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Aileron Torque Tube

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:34 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I got the Tube from ACS the other day  ( 1 1/8" )  for the Spacer between the Aileron tube , and the

Torque tube...  The prints say to weld and heat an 1/8" rod to use for a spacer between the tubes....

I used an 1/8" rod , But I made my spacers different....  The Torque tube is 3/4".... I wrapped the rod around

a 5/8" tube several times, then cut the rings....opened them a little and hammered them onto the 3/4"tube,

Then slipped on the Spacer tube and welded it .   ( see pictures )


Also , it calls for Building up the spacer "more" with brass ( or whatever )  I don't think there's enough slop to worry about.

                               Gotta Fly...
                                               Mike & "Jaz" in MN

More pictures

PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:37 pm
by planecrazzzy
Here's some more pictures...

Update

PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:58 pm
by planecrazzzy

Hey Guys,
               Today I took off the Flap & Aileron tubes and straightened them... a little heat , a little pressure...

 Then I fit the trailing edge to them after smashing the tubes and grinding the trailing edge to fit the tubes...

A very nice fit....  Tacked it together.

Something I never liked was the funny angle the Aileron had with the Wing Tip....

I changed the angle of the Trailing edge on the wing tip when I built them....

Then when I built the Aileron I matched it.... It's a little of "Taking from Peter & giving to Paul"

I like the "Flow" .... Nice lines coming off the wing tip to the Aileron....

Now I just have to "Match" the other side....

                                                               Gotta Fly...
                                                                               Mike & "Jaz" in MN

Oh, another thing I changed... I used Trailing edge at the end of the Aileron , instead of 1/2 tube.
       

Wing Tip / Aileron Mod

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:37 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I have some details how I modified the Wing tip / aileron angles...

 In the picture , you can see the square lines up with the Hinge and the aileron...

In the print picture , you can see the way I changed the trailing edge of the wing tip

by leaving the trailing edge spar out from the rib by 5"  instead of 3  7/8"

   I also made the aileron longer by robbing as much of the flap area as I could....

I couldn't take more because of the leading edge control rod.

I wasn't sure that I would get a clean straight line.... ( But I did )

I at least wanted to take most of the angle out of it...

   Here's some pictures.
                                          Gotta Fly...
                                                          Mike & "Jaz" in MN

 
I measured the Sq inch on a Stock aileron.... and also on my Custom Aileron...

Mine has 10.5" MORE Sq inches ...( cool )
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Flaps & Ailerons Tacked

PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:46 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I was out in the Garage finishing putting the Piper channel on the Flaps & Ailerons...

I stepped back after....and realized , I'm done with them for a while....

Looks like I'll be starting the leading edge next....

 Here's a few pictures of the Piper channel "capping off" the Flaps & Ailerons.

                                         Gotta Fly...
                                                         Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Wing Tip Welded

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:07 am
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I welded up one of the Wing Tips today...

    I welded the Structual areas with Hard Wire  ( MIG )... and the rest with Silicone Bronze.... ( TIG )

I have it mounted back on the wing... There was minimum Warping  Turned out nice....

 When I cleaned up the welds with a grinder & sander .... I left a little extra material ( Silicone Bronze )

  Here's some pictures...
                                    Gotta Fly...
                                                    Mike & "Jaz" in MN

Hinge- Fabric Tabs

PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:12 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
                There's nothing supporting the area around the Flap and aileron Hinges...

So I got some "Banding Material" and made some pieces to bridge the gap... They're light...

and the banding material is some tough stuff...( ruined a brand new Band saw blade )

I will probably need them on the Elevator and Rudder later.....

                                        Gotta Fly...
                                                        Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Cross Cables in Wings

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:37 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I've been working on the Leading edge... and got to the point where I needed the wing to
be held secure , in order to get a good fit on the lower lip of the leading edge... So I put in the Cables
and Turnbuckles....
   Not much explaining to do.... But I thought I'd throw in some pictures anyway...

Once the final assy is done , The Turnbuckles will have to be Safety Wired... Good examples in ACS catolog

I did manage to catch Jaz in one of the pictures...

                                             Gotta Fly...
                                                             Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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More Pics

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:39 pm
by planecrazzzy
More Pictures

Blasting parts

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:58 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               I'm blasting my Wing parts now...
I've bought the AN bolts and hardware... So after epoxy primer and Color Coat ,
I'll assemble alot of things onto the wing to stay....

My "set up" for Sand Blasting my parts is a portable 5hp Compressor connected along with my
shop elec compressor to give me a good flow of air.... I'm using Silica sand.
I made a little something to catch the sand.... to use it again ( and again )
I have a trailer frame that worked good for this.....
As I'm spraying , I lose "some" sand.... but not much.

                                  Gotta Fly...
                                                  Mike & "Jaz" in MN

Re: Metal Tubing & Hardware for BC Wings ( Mike )

PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:22 am
by planecrazzzy
Here's a couple pictures after I assembled things to check "Fit"
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