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Old 05-20-2021, 08:07 AM
CessnaTPA CessnaTPA is offline
 
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Default Wing Cradle Plans

I finished the empennage and while I wait for the wings to arrive I'd like to build a cradle for them. What have you guys built? Would love to see some pics. Are there any building plans that work well for the RV12?
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:18 AM
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Didnít create any plans, but this is what I built. Canít see them in the photo but there are Harbor Freight roller balls under the ends of the outriggers for stability. Works for me.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ivx69bpevf...%2002.JPG?dl=0
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Old 05-20-2021, 08:58 AM
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Default I built this a couple weeks ago

I found these plans on facebook somewhere. It was super easy. Built it with my daughter a couple weeks ago
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:49 AM
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I built a wing caddie using the Van's shipping crate for the spars. Yes, it is long and takes up a lot of room ... but the thing I like about it is the spar crate is slightly longer than the completed wings, so there is no chance of accidentally rolling either the spar root or wing tip into a wall.

The wing caddie was also built strong enough to secure the wings nicely during the move to the hangar inside a friends trailer. The spars were clamped onto the padded cross brace. Below is a link to the blog showing a few photos.

http://www.dogaviation.com/2013/04/r...de-pocket.html

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ibDXVNNiaF...0/DSC08878.JPG
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Old 05-20-2021, 12:47 PM
N8DAV8R N8DAV8R is offline
 
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I built an extended version of the standard EAA wing cradle with some adaptations to support the build. Initially it had supports for the spars at both ends so that I could do most of the construction in the stand. Once the wing was skinned it was a quick swap to the carpet to support the outboard ends. The top rail was handy for storing some of the longer parts throughout the build. It has also proven to be nice and sturdy for transport. While I don't plan to remove my wings much once finished, I intend to keep the cradle around the hangar for the times when I do.







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I finished the empennage and while I wait for the wings to arrive I'd like to build a cradle for them. What have you guys built? Would love to see some pics. Are there any building plans that work well for the RV12?
Thanks
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Old 05-20-2021, 05:08 PM
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Default Wing Cradle

Good Afternoon:

I built two of these. They work well, especially when you need to slide the wings in and there is nobody to help.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:36 PM
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I think I got the plans off the EAA website. BTW mount wheels on it for extra utility.
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Old 05-21-2021, 02:46 AM
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The stabilator fits between the wings

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Old 06-17-2021, 04:29 PM
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Default My Wing Cradle

Thanks for all the suggestions, here is the finished product. Now I have to wait until August+ for Van's to ship me the wing kit I ordered in February.
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Old 06-17-2021, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, here is the finished product. Now I have to wait until August+ for Van's to ship me the wing kit I ordered in February.
That turned out nice looking.. YOU EVEN PAINTED IT! I'm about to build the exact same design.
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