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Old 02-24-2014, 12:21 PM
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Manny, he is setting the wing sweep alignment. Done prior to drilling the hole for the rear spar attachment.
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Old 02-24-2014, 12:46 PM
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If you drop one from the inboard and outboard of each wing you will have four that should line up. Nothing to reference on the fuse.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM
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The idea is to have the 4 plumb bobs in line, one at each tip and each root, and also to measure from a rivet of your choice on the wingtip to a reference point of your choice on the tail.

When the measurements are the same, left and right, and the 4 plumb bobs are in line, your leading edge is as square to th fuselage as its going to get.

If you do not measure the distance from the tail, you may have a perfectly inline leading edge that is not square to the fuselage. In my case, I used a wingtip rivet, and the join line for the HS, that gave a measurement of around 5,115 mm. So, if I had one side that was 5110 and the other 5120, add them up and divide by two to find the "ideal" measurement and adjust the sweep to get it.

There is no hard and fast rule as to what your reference points must be, just make sure you use the same point on each wingtip.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:23 PM
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After this windscreen fairing i'm about out of things to do in the garage. Substantial completions in the last year include: Slider Canopy, Cowling, Avionics, Engine and Firewall Forward. The only thing i'd hate to over again was the cowling and FAB .... hundreds of iteration of on-again-off-again. The most rewarding and was the avionics wiring (big help from Jenny at Stein) but this was the most fulfilling work for me. We've had two awesome kids in the process and the wife still has her parking spot











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Old 03-24-2014, 09:34 PM
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Lookin' good.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:12 PM
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Looking great Derek! Very nice work.

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Old 04-07-2014, 09:35 PM
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:07 PM
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Don't get any bugs on it.
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Epsound:just a thought. Look at GRT mini efis as a budget primary.
Designed for backup, but might work for you.
I have one on order to go left center in my 9. Synthetic vision is too cluttered.
Look out the window!
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Starting Final assembly (I Hope).
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