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ljkrume
 Post subject: Folding wing photos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:27 am 
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Just posted a few photos of the folding wing joint in my album. Haven't seen too many other close-ups on this site. Hope it helps.

Les, in Albuquerque


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jrevens
 Post subject: Re: Folding wing photos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:33 am 
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That looks really good Les... nice work!

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Ryan Allen
 Post subject: Re: Folding wing photos
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:01 pm 
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that all looks really good. The parts all look very professional! Out of curiosity, did you fabricate (what looks like to me) that u-joint type connection near the rear spar? That would seem difficult to precisely fabricate.


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ljkrume
 Post subject: Re: Folding wing photos
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:48 pm 
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Don't know if you know, but the U-joint tube slides in and out to accomodate closing the gap between outer and center wing before installing the pin at the rear spar. The tube is hollow, but I pressed a solid plug in one end to machine the slot. The other part of the U-joint is milled with a slot also. Not too difficult. The U-joint does need to allow enough freedom on the wing to line up holes for the pin. Until you get it all worked out it takes a lot of on and off cycles with the wing. Good to have a helper for that.

Les.


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Rich Brazell
 Post subject: Re: Folding wing photos
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:54 pm 
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If you need more photos of the folding gizmo , I have several in my photo section to graze upon . Les is right, a helper (my wife) sure helps a lot to get the wing into the flight position . When I am ready to bring it home I can fold the wings myself while on the trailer and then head home . ;)

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