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Old 09-23-2019, 09:41 PM
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I recently acquired a gold edition Top Flite Cessna 182 that was partially completed by the previous owner. The wing is complete except for the top sheeting. The instruction manual calls for use of a wing jig when shooting the top of the wing. Unfortunately, I did not receive the plywood wing jigs with the airplane. Does anyone have the jigs they are willing to donate or sell me for this project. Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2019, 11:22 AM
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Are you talking about the wing tip jigs or all the parts on die cut diagram CESW10 also shown assembled on the bottom right corner of page 24? The picture is misleading the TE and LE jig parts are actually cut from the inside of the tip jigs.

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Old 09-28-2019, 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the response Mike. Yes I am talking about the special set of wing jigs to hold the wing at the proper wash out angle while applying the top skins. I guess that includes the tip jigs and leading edge and trailing edge jigs.
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Old 09-28-2019, 06:36 PM
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I will see what I can come up with, would a tracing work?
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I have all the diecut parts for the 182 in AutoCAD. are these the parts you need? I have them in full size PDF and DXF
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Dimensions, tracings, or PDF file would all be great. Whatever is most convenient. Thanks again for the help. Jeff.
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Old 09-28-2019, 10:27 PM
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Yes sir. That’s what I’m looking for.
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Old 09-29-2019, 05:20 AM
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Looks like Wiz has got it handled already!
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I had to ZIP the PDF file. Let me know if you need anything else

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Old 09-29-2019, 10:03 AM
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Much thanks to you all!
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Anyone know where I might be able to find a replacement tail cone ?? If not available any thoughts about building the part from balsa or foam?
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I didn't like the plastic ABS parts in the kit so I replaced them with fiberglass parts from here:

Fiberglass Specialties Inc Catalog

The tail cone is $18,. cowl is $38, and pants $46 (I didn't need them for the CAP plane I was modelling)

Be sure to read his shipping policies before ordering.

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Great idea. Thanks again Mike.
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You will need to do a bit of sanding and fill any pinholes but his products are great stuff. He does build on demand so expect it to take a couple of weeks.

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