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Old 10-29-2006, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Default RE: TF P-40 Build Thread

The first thing I did after coming back from my honeymoon is to call Darrel of Sierra Precision to order his new .60-size rotating retracts. They came in 3 weeks later and I was back in the workshop. I had to cut then re-inforce the bottom spar to get them to fit. Here's a thread on how I fitted them into the wing:

[link=]Sierra retracts in a TF P-40[/link]

Once that was solved I joined the two wing panels, and I glued in the retract rails. I didn't use the plywood rails and retract mounting screws that came with the kit. Instead, I used hardwood maple rails, 4-40 bolts and blind nuts.

Next step is the wheel wells before sheeting the wing.

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