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tony oneill 110/04/2019 11:57:59
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Found out where i went a bit wrong with the centre of the wing. Back at the start of the build in the main thread there is a discussion about the centre line of the wing. I forgot about that! The dotted lines on the drawing are not the centre line its where the drawing stops. Its about 1.5cm past the dotted line.

Now i have figured that out i should be able to complet the wing.

Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:06:47
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Hi Tony

Ive not started the wings yet and as you know working blind most of the time but didnt Todd Lindsey say something in the general thread, to the effect that the distance between one of the spars near to the fuselage should be less than the others. I was assuming that would pull the wing length in to the centre line. I was planning on using that info when i got there.

Did you do Todd's measurement and still 15mm past centre line or followed plan and moved line 15mm.

Or possibly im miles out with all this theory



Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:17:12
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Apologies Lindsay just noticed my mistake with your name

Ramblin gruntfuttock10/04/2019 12:21:30
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Copy of Lyndsay's post

Gents image below is from the original plan sent into the mag, I have identified the centre line and position of first two ribs out, hope this helps clarify any irregularities found. Lindsren.jpg

tony oneill 110/04/2019 18:38:36
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Hi jim, the drawing above is the correct positioning of the centre line. I measured my wing and the centre is 40mm from the last rib almost perfect with the using lyndsay's picture will position everything correctly. Mine is not as bad as i though, it will fit and look ok.i took the line nearest the rib as the centre and as such cut the stringers short. So i added a bit in and may add some more to beef it up a bit, but it seems strong and the sheeting will help.


tony oneill 111/04/2019 08:57:01
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I covered both parts of rhe tail before i fixed them on, carefully removing the film. It fitted well and was strongly fixed. When i added the blocks at the sides i used a spacer to create a gap for the fin( pic to follow)

tail fixed.jpg

tony oneill 115/04/2019 11:16:15
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Finished the tail fitting, the picture shows the fin fitted with block either side. I didnt have a suitable sized block so i laminated some 6 mm balsa to make 2, one for either side. I fitred a fin spacer then trimmed the blocks roughly to shape before glueing them in place. I removed the spacer at this point. When dry i shaped them and installed the fin. It went in great and is firmly attached. I also added another hinge below rhe elevator line.

tail block.jpg

Matt Storey 117/04/2019 15:05:10
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Looking really good, Tony. Did you get your issue with the wing resolved?

tony oneill 117/04/2019 16:09:00
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thanks matt, yes on closer inspection I had cut the main longerons a bit short. so when I fitted the plywood parts I built up the missing parts and filled in the gaps. it seems to be quite strong and is fitting on the plane properly. I have started to sheet the wings so ill post up a picture or two of that.



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