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Old 01-03-2013, 03:45 PM
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Looking good Robert.....nice and straight 1
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:14 PM
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Well the bottom wing is completely sanded, sorta. Now to add the leading edge sheeting and sand some more. I might have the wings done by monday. LOL
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:27 PM
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Ley me reiterate, I might have the bottom wing done by monday.
I think I might be being a little too anal on these. I just don't want any flaws showing through after covering.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:10 AM
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This morning I am getting the leading edge sheeting on the bottom wing. Then I can sand the L/E to shape and fit the wing to the fuse. My goal for today is to get the bottom wing installed to the fuse along with the LG. And if I'm lucky get the belly pan made.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:44 AM
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Gotta let the glue dryfor ten minute's and then iron the sheeton. Then I can sand. Woo Hoo! Gettin there.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:16 AM
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On a side note for future builder's. My plans have three different chord measurements on the wings,11-7/8", 12", and 12-1/8. At the onset I decided to go with the 12".
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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On a side note for future builger's. My plans have three different measurements on the wings,11-7/8", 12", and 12-1/8. At the onset I decided to go with the 12".
For the chord?

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:34 AM
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Whoops! Yes for the chord.

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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Woo Hoo! I got the wing and gear in place. All is plumd and squeare. Now to make the mount's.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:42 PM
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And the wing saddle sheeting.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:07 PM
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Wing has been mounted. Tothing like a good drill bit extension.
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It's coming along nicely Robert. What glue are you using; CA ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:07 PM
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Thank you Vasek.
TitebondII wood glue and System Three's epoxy. Not a big fan of CA.
Now I have to figure out how I'm going to mount the gear where it is easily removeable.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:43 PM
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Is there some more structure or mounting in the back of the gear to keep it from bashing the crap out of the wing?

By the way looking darn good!

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:00 PM
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Ken if you will look in the first photo, where the rear wire set's on the wing, the sheeting has been removed so the wire will rest directly on hardwood.
It's on it's own two feet now. So to speak.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 PM
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I have double checked everything and indepently everything is per plans. But the gear pitch too far forward when mounted, they should be inline with the bulkhead. So I am going to have to unbraze them, readjust, and braze'em back together.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:12 PM
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Well you are not the only that has to readjust. You have more than enough company I am sure.

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Old 01-05-2013, 07:16 PM
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Thank's Ken, I'm sure.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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I thought you were cutting out the leading edge skin and recessing the gear into the wing and have the gear rest flaton the mounting block. It looks to me the rear of the landing gear is a little higher makeing it look worse than it really is. Am I understanding this properly?
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:04 PM
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Strait the plans show it sitting on the wing.
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It just dawned on me what you meant. Yes, that was one of my thoughts early on but there would have been too much modifications to make it happen. I figured I could just make them removeable and not rotateable. Much easier.
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:51 PM
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I was just looking around and found a web site , pitts s1t at ( airliners.net ) not all are s1t, they have 37 pages of pitts to look at. It seems thats very scale the way you precently have the gear.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:14 PM
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You are correct that in a lot of those photos it does appear the gear has a slight forward pitch. And what I have is pretty much the same. No one at any airfield would ever know the difference. Here is what I'm looking at.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:38 PM
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Ace,
where the gear meets the fuselage is it moved back from the location on the plans? because of the bulkhead thickness of A looks reversed with bulkhead AA? Your gear seems to sit back a little further than the plans? I'm guessing the angle on the front of the gear leg will be what shows up most, I suppose your right to redo and remove the angle.
Just my 2ΒΆ
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:23 AM
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Strait the bulkheads are exactly as the plans , so is the position of the gear. Other than the angle of the legs it is spot on. The problem is not with the plans it is with my positioning of the legs when brazing. Not a big deal to correct because I still need to add the center support and will be brazing there anyway. If I had it to do over I would have assembled the entire gear on the airframe instead of over the plans. Building over the plans did not accomodate for the angle of the fuse/wing, but was a flat and square build.
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