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Old 01-17-2022, 10:25 PM
Presmini Presmini is offline
 
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@KevinPereira, not sure why your message isn't showing up in the thread but regarding your ask of what I used to build my wing jig, it's 8020 aluminum extrusion. There are a few blog posts about the build linked below. I absolutely love the stand, but I wouldn't recommend building it with that unless you have a friend with a lot of extra extrusion, or you have a lot of extra dollars to spend. It's SUPER expensive stuff, but I got lucky with free supply.

Happy Building!

Wing Stand Build #1

Wing Stand Build #2: Building the Base

Wing Stand Build #3: Caster Mounting

Wing Stand Build #4: Spar Towers

Wing Stand Build #5: Spar Shelf
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:09 PM
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Thanks, I read your blog and ended up finding out. And yes, I did look up prices and figured it was not for me lol Really amazing though!

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@KevinPereira, not sure why your message isn't showing up in the thread but regarding your ask of what I used to build my wing jig, it's 8020 aluminum extrusion. There are a few blog posts about the build linked below. I absolutely love the stand, but I wouldn't recommend building it with that unless you have a friend with a lot of extra extrusion, or you have a lot of extra dollars to spend. It's SUPER expensive stuff, but I got lucky with free supply.

Happy Building!

Wing Stand Build #1

Wing Stand Build #2: Building the Base

Wing Stand Build #3: Caster Mounting

Wing Stand Build #4: Spar Towers

Wing Stand Build #5: Spar Shelf
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Old 01-18-2022, 07:04 PM
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I think last year 2x4s were more expensive than that stuff!
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Old 01-18-2022, 10:47 PM
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I think last year 2x4s were more expensive than that stuff!
Ha ha youíre probably right. Lumber has been out of control. Hopefully they are starting to come back down.
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Old 01-30-2022, 10:27 PM
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Default Left tank rear baffle sealed up!

this weekend I sealed up the rear baffle of the left tank. Using the pneumatic sealant applicator was a complete luxury, but I highly recommend it for those not trying to stay on a budget. We'll see how it actually turns out next weekend when I do the pressure test. I'm gonna close up the access port tomorrow. What's the current consensus on using the cork gasket or not?

Full lengthy post is here but below are some pictures otherwise.

This applicator is the best! I bought the knockoff from Aircraft Spruce and it worked great.


Bead is nice and clean using the applicator, but I think it was a little larger. I made it a bit smaller on the bottom side (the more critical side for fuel path)


Nice bead after rivetting it all together:


Brackets on and rivetted:


And the final product!
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Old 01-31-2022, 09:18 PM
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Donít use the cork gasket
Just pro seal.
Donít over tighten the screws as it can squeeze out the sealant
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Old 01-31-2022, 11:53 PM
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Thanks Jim! That's the route I ended up going this evening. I'll post soon about it, but looks like it went well. Pressure test this saturday!

Thanks for the tip!
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Old 02-01-2022, 08:16 AM
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Default proseal

I'd put a dab of proseal on those pop rivets if I were you. Cover up the "pull hole".
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Old 02-01-2022, 08:25 AM
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I'd put a dab of proseal on those pop rivets if I were you. Cover up the "pull hole".
Thanks for the tip Stu! (btw, I watch all your videos..really enjoy the content!)

My understanding is that those rivets are special and have no "through hole" for a leak path. AD-41H and AD-42N. Is that incorrect? or is there something that happens over time that causes these to fail?

Thanks again!

Paolo
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Old 02-01-2022, 08:45 AM
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You are correct about the AD41H rivets. Older kits call for LP4-3 which is different.

You should be fine
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