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Old 12-04-2014, 01:46 PM
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outer wing A coming together...port side wing here...if I have my terms right...lol looking at the front port is the right starboard is the left...
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:25 AM
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half of wing glued ... mocked up with center ...I left the last 2 ribs off for now and the center section isn't glued...I have to wait on the Sierra landing gear...struts and wood block precut before I can glue the center...also I'm using Sig wing joiners so I have to add some shear webbing to the section between the ribs on both wing halves... this was suppose to be a one piece wing, but even with my truck I couldn't transport it...the last picture is a panoramic pic so it is a little distorted
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:06 AM
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Laying out both sheets of the plans so I don't build 2 right wings...
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:11 PM
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Figured out the Sig wing joiner(I hope)...added 1/8" ply between ribs 3 to 5 plus I also added 1/32" ply behind the 1/8" this should bring it flush with the other half of the joiner when I add 1/8" shear webs from rib 6 to 8...on rib 4 I had to cut the little tab off at the bottom and will fill in with a scrap piece
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:48 AM
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I think I need a bigger build table....trying to set ribs 5(center section) and rib 6(outer wing) for Dihedral ...
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:09 PM
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well I think I figured out the wing joiner...I must have had it slip a fraction when I drilled it...looks like the wing tip is 1/4" higher so I just added a little more dihedral ..


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Old 12-29-2014, 09:18 AM
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wings finally joined...glad I made it a 3 piece...
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:21 PM
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Wow that`s a low ceiling..
Old 12-29-2014, 08:05 PM
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its only 8'...
Old 01-02-2015, 12:04 PM
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The big brown truck struck today...now on with the wing build...does anyone remember what size flashlight(torch) was used in the landing light?

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dalemilam58 View Post
The big brown truck struck today...now on with the wing build...does anyone remember what size flashlight(torch) was used in the landing light?

Killer build , all time fav plane
Old 01-09-2015, 11:25 PM
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Still working on the wing...building a rear wing joiner from 1/2" aluminum channel and bar stock....using it mostly for alignment but might add a screw for strength...
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:38 PM
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a little more progress ...
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:48 AM
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wings and fuselage together for 1st time..I epoxied the struts into the wing...after doing this I found out that the wheels would be toed out...on side more than the other...I searched and looked to find if the struts could be adjusted, after looking over the setup I found a set screw in the wheel yoke I thought I could loosen it up but when trying the whole strut turned in the block..I got the struts adjusted to a straight ahead mode with no toe in or out...hopefully this was the correct way to adjust them...
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:54 AM
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That sounds good. Be very careful not to insert any toe-in. That only works for automobiles !
Old 01-13-2015, 11:47 AM
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I'll have more pictures this evening, my son just said my Christmas present just arrived and he'll bring it to me...(for a free supper of course) thanks Ed...will keep the toe in ..out..
Old 01-13-2015, 07:21 PM
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More parts!!!
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Old 01-14-2015, 08:50 AM
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WOW!...I'm very impressed with http://www.sierragiant.com/ ... I bought a set of struts from them for my Stuka....I was having problems with a toe out condition...I emailed them 2 days ago explaining the problem and asking about adjustments and lack of instructions...well I just received a phone call from Darrell of Sierra ... we had a nice conversation, he explained how they were adjusted and that 3 wood screws are to be used to hold that adjustment...anyway I'm very satisfied with their customer support...
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does anyone remember about the rudder build...something about it being wrong on the plans?
Old 01-15-2015, 01:19 PM
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a little more work done...little planer is great...got it at Harbor Freight in a pack of 3 for 10 bucks, needs sharpening right out of the box...
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:23 PM
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:50 PM
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I'm building an 8 foot stuka, can you tell my where to get the pants and canopy?
Thanks, bird
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Dale,
How's stuka coming along? I really enjoyed and appreciate your detailed pictures of wing joiners.
I'm gonna start my Stuka very soon. Finishing building table in garage, and need to order sierra gear. Hopefully I'll start this year

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