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Old 03-11-2009, 06:30 PM
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Default RE: Charlie Kellogg's TBM Avenger Build

Hey guys, trust me, I am working again. Slow yes, but I'm back at it. Here are several shots of how I am securing the wing panels to the center section. Where rib #6 is mated with #5 to form the "V" at the right and left edge of the center section, I glued a V-shaped hardwood block into the formed "V". The hardwood solidifies the V-formed by the ribs and provides extra meat for the threads to bit into. An extra hardwood piece is glued to the inside of rib #5 to further provide thread biting material. I drilled and tapped for a 1/4 - 20 nylon bolt. Ran CA into the threads to harden up the threads. The bolt is accessed through the strut channel when the L/gear is down (open). A short screwdriver works very well. The nylon bolt really secures the wing panels. I'm moving on. Thought you get a laugh from my Expedition EL license plate. When you get my age, being out after dark is not safe. Chic
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