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  #11  
Old 12-08-2020, 12:18 PM
RViator60 RViator60 is offline
 
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I chose short engine mounts to keep the CG low so it's pretty stable. That was the trade-off for not being able to rotate it 360 degrees which would have alleviated a lot of back strain.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:43 PM
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I recycled a fuselage stand I made for covering a Pacer. This made it really easy to paint the interior.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:51 PM
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Old 12-08-2020, 05:27 PM
DanNiendorff DanNiendorff is offline
 
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Default A GREAT set of rotisserie plans....

Hi,

I built a rotisserie about a year ago. I spent quite a bit of time researching what others had done, and I think I really did find the best answer, at least for me. There is an outstanding write up about a rotisserie build by John Janovetz in the December 2018 EAA Sport Aviation experimenter section (pg 114). John's approach is simple but elegant. It allows for full rotation and adjustment to the elevation of the supported item, which can all be accomplished by one person. It is fully movable around the shop. I built a set of rotisserie stands based on his design. They work absolutely outstanding, and I highly recommend them.

I think the write-up is available on the EAA site, but if not shoot me a PM, and I've got it around here somewhere and I'll dig it up for you.

I have used mine to paint a fuselage and a set of wings, and it really works great.
You can roll the ends up to each end of the wing, attach, and lift if out of the wing stand then roll it outside for prep. Then roll it into the paint booth, spray and leave it in there to dry. Then roll it back over and lower it into the wing stand. Switch to the other wing, and repeat. I did this all solo, no problem.
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Old 12-08-2020, 10:35 PM
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Dpansier, How did you connect to the fuselage? Can you show a picture?
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Old 12-09-2020, 08:56 AM
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Dpansier, How did you connect to the fuselage? Can you show a picture?
Allen
Drawing shows the rotator attaching to the four engine mount bolts, I did deviate from my drawing and welded small tabs (.125” x 1.5” flat stock) to the 2" x 2" angle to widen about 1” as the angles interfered with the engine mount.
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Old 12-09-2020, 11:02 AM
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I went the HF route too, and lucky for me I found a pre-welded flat piece of steel with a pipe welded to it a local surplus building material store. Worked like a champ. The main point is finding the correct axis for it to roll around. I ended up removing the front wheels off the engine mount and shimming it up with some planks to get a smooth axial roll. I had to put plastic blocks at the engine mount holes for the frame to clear the front skins.
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Old 02-04-2021, 03:37 PM
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Default Silly Question??

Maybe not. In my mind I thought one would work straight through the plans from section 6 on (we're building a 14A). But in the rotisserie pictures, nobody has the elevator and rudder from section 11. So did you fit the rudder and elevators to the aft fuse and then remove them, or wait till you were done with the fuse and marry the front and aft fuse?
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Old 02-05-2021, 05:58 AM
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Well... initially, put them on for the sense of accomplishment, then realize the inconvenience in a small garage, take back off, and wait til final assembly.
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Old 02-05-2021, 06:36 AM
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Well... initially, put them on for the sense of accomplishment, then realize the inconvenience in a small garage, take back off, and wait til final assembly.
Also, unless you are building at the airport, you’ll need to take them off for transport, anyway. 🙄
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