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Jack Capen PA-18 wing

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:06 AM
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The J-3 was the first plane I got to fly when I was in the Civil Air Patrol back in 1957. I went up with an instructor and did not know I was going to get to fly it. I was 16 at the time flying control line planes . We were up for a while and he just said you got the stick what a day that was.
Yes the plane will have flaps. I am doing the spars and shear webs to print. There are to sets of spars front and rear using 1/32 ply for the shear webs. I will post pictures as the build goes on, I am 73 so won't be real fast. I have prints of this same plane onlya 40 size on floats I want to build to fly off my pond.
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:49 PM
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My wood came today, how the fun starts, part cutting time. Will be starting with the wing. Each wing is 51" with 17 ribs. The print shows 3 spars 2 up front and 1 to the rear, I will be using 1 up font and 1 to the rear both with 1/32 plyshear webbing.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:21 PM
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Glad to hear your ready to start now you have the wood.
Three spars up front sounds about right for a wing that size without sheathing.
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