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I beams in

Postby KevinC » Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:44 am

They went in with ease.  Polished everything well first then cleaned out the spars with a rag & a lite coat of oil.  I marked the outside of the spar with a sharpie for rotation, plus the I-beam for depth and rotation.  I used a chunk of schedule 40 pvc pipe with a couple of notches for the I-beam web, marked at 24 and 32 inches.  Viola, they went right in.  Tomorrow night is powder coat clean-up night for the lift strut attach brackets.

Thanks to all who gave advice on this one.  I thought it would be tough - hope the rest goes this way.

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Postby KevinC » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:58 pm

As promised - pix....

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Postby Johnny C! » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:21 am

Hey Kevin!
 I'm sure I will feel not so smart after your
answer, but what is the 24 & 32 for? I remember
Lynn showing me Just's pusher pipe, but I thought
the different marks were for the Highlander
vs. the Escapade wing.

Please clarify.

Later!

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flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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Postby KevinC » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:55 pm

Ok, John, you freaked me....

The 24 and 32 are for the insertion depth for the front or rear I-beams in the spar.  I don't remember which is which, but the manual is correct this time.  I realized this morning when I read your post that I was working from an escapade manual and was worried that I'd just messed up - so I called Troy.  The lift strut attach bracket moves out with the Highlander wing - so it is in the same place (relative to the I-beam).

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Sorry!

Postby Johnny C! » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:47 pm

Kevin,
 I didn't mean to scare you.
I just couldn't remember why there
were two different measurements.
I've gotten to go fly the last two days,
so I still haven't had a chance to
look it up.
Bummer ay?

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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:22 pm

I'm wondering if to notch the I-beams on both ends? I.E: to aide in wing spar flexion, or if they ever have to come out.
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