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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:32 pm 
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I am looking at a fuselage project that has the main wing attachment bolt holes already drilled in the fuselage bulkhead (that is under the pilots/passenger legs).

I have a set of wings that are completed. Is there a reasonable way I can mate these wings on this fuselage and account for the likely issue of the main wing attachment bolt holes not matching up perfectly?


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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:38 pm 
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I would remake the fuselage spar , Make a new spar and mate it to the wing, using the attach fittings, then install it in the fuselage. Duke and I just did one.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:25 am 
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Thanks Bill. I just bought it. :o


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:25 pm 
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well, here she is. Now I want to mate the empennage and wings, and go make airplane noises...

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Rich Brazell
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Looking good Billy Ray ! One thing you might want to do is remove the "red" tape , especially if it is the really sticky stucco type tape . If you leave it on too long a lot of the adhesive will remain on the AC when it comes time to remove the tape . Then its a lot of goo be gone (water based only !) to get the funky stuff off . ??? Go ahead , ask me how I know . Go ahead ask me !! ::)

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RB,
Just how do you know this stuff?????

inquiring minds want to know! >:D

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James Grahn
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:37 pm 
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S or T?
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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:52 pm 
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Its the T variety.


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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:09 pm 
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Bruce : My knowledge of the "Red Tape" came to me in a vision while moving the controls behind the curtain ! :P Actually from using the stuff for many years around the house , especially when using it to put up plastic sheeting to protect the house when pouring concrete . It was the only stuff that would stick to the stucco siding of the house and then the name..."Stucco Tape" was born ! 8) Yes , it is actually called stucco tape . ::) The holding power was so good I used it for other projects and when I left it on too long...well you know the rest of the story . You can find it at Home Depot in isle 7 , bin #11 . :o

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Bill Williams
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:01 am 
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A note on drilling the spar bolts...I made an eight degree angle out of 1/4" x 2" angle iron overall length was about 3 feet. Clamped this to the spar and using a mill drilled the holes, repeat the other wing spar. This will give you the same dihederal both sides. It might be less or more than 8 but will be the same each side. I always say make the same mistake both sides and no one will ever noti


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:06 am 
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that's a good tip Bill, thanks.


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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:49 pm 
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Got her home and on the gear (tailwheel is temporary). Happy Turkey Legs!
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Pilotjk
PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:11 pm 
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Looks good looking forward to progress pictures of your project

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Rich Brazell
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Looks like the partially completed project I bought back in 1984 ! :o One tip when you get ready to make the trim strips for the canopy and windshield , go to the 99 cent store and buy a bunch of the large poster boards (2 for 1.00) and use then to make your templates before you begin to cut the aluminum strips . You will be surprised how much aluminum you will use when it comes time to make them for real ! ???

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Ryan Allen
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:21 pm 
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I am trying to install the 602 Fittings that attaches to the fuselage at the 601 bulkhead (where the front main wings attach to the fuselage). The plans call for a NAS 177-6-5 Hi-Shear Rivet with a NAS 179-6 Collar to be installed in the top corner. Is there a suitable substitute everyone has been using here in place of the hi-shear rivet and collar? I have attached some pictures to (hopefully) make it clear what area I am discussing. In the second photo I am pointing to the rivet in question.

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