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  #291  
Old 06-08-2014, 03:04 PM
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How did you fair the HS and elev. ends?
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
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How did you fair the HS and elev. ends?
1. Grabbed leftover foam from my cowl cheeks.
2. Went to the end of the surface, placed the foam there and smacked it with a hammer to mark the contour of the control surface.
3. Cut the outline of the foam.
4. Mixed up some epoxy and flox (spelling?).
5. Placed epoxy mixture on the foam and tapped it into place.
6. Let the epoxy dry.
7. Sanded outside foam flush with control surface.
8. Laid 2 layers of unidirectional glass on the outside of the foam.
9. Sanded edges flush.
10. Filled pin holes with epoxy.
11. Primed.

It was way too much work. Not much weight but lots of work.

few of just foam.


pic of glass and epoxy over the foam.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:15 PM
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Just adding the thread of the purge valve return spring.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...162#post887162
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:47 AM
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im interested in buying your canopy. 817-692-1805
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Old 10-01-2014, 01:58 PM
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Just adding the link for the Big move.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...light=fastback
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Old 10-01-2014, 02:00 PM
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With the big move completed and the new shop set up, time to start working again. Last Sunday I was able to set the aircraft level on all axis. I put the main gear on 4X6 wooden blocks to minimize aircraft movement. I also made a platform for the tail wheel. Once the wings are on, I will level/check everything out again.

Last night I cut the control stick hole on the spar. Hopefully I can do the other wing tonight. The plan is for Dayton to come down on Sat and help me set the wings and drill the aft spar. I keep having nightmares about the 5/8 the edge distance on the aft spar.





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Old 10-05-2014, 11:30 PM
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This weekend Dayton came down to help me set the wings and drill the 2 aft spar bolts. We spent all day on Saturday making sure the wings were squared, and the sweep and incidence were the same. We drilled a pilot #30 hole and walked away. We came back the next day and drilled to the final size.

Thank you Dayton. Would have taken me way longer by myself.

One step closer. Below are a few pics.







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Old 10-06-2014, 05:30 AM
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Big step! Congrats, Axel!
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:35 AM
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With Dayton's help, I'm guessing that your wings are aligned to .001"....at least!

Great to hear you've got the wings on - keep up the momentum.

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Old 11-23-2014, 07:39 PM
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AX-O Have an -4 I completed 12 yrs. ago. Bronze Lindy Winner at Osh. It has a sliding canopy. I have made the big mistake of installing a SJ Cowl this winter. Don't know if this is proper, could we exchange e-mail addresses?
p51gregg@gmail.com
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