In other blogs I’ve seen that the wing tips need some modification to fit nicely, so I was curious how mine would fit.
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Last time the alignment of rib 11, skin 8, ailerons and flaps looked good. Next is riveting rib 11.
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Now that rib 11 and skin 8 are in on both wings it’s time to add the right flap and aileron and compare the alignments of both wings.
Continue reading “Right wing alignment of wing tip skins”
After the primer was dry it was time to test fit rib 11 on the right wing.
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It took a bit longer due to the lockdown in South Africa but I’m happy to receive my replacement rib 11 for the right wing.
Continue reading “Replacement rib 11 received”
While watching SpaceX Demo-2 Mission Launch live I’m writing this post about the shims I made to fix the 2.5 mm gap near the wing tip.
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Before continue with the wing tips I first did a test-fit of the left aileron and flap.
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What I though should be straight forward became a longer story. Rib 11 bulges up and the gap between aileron and skin is not parallel.
Continue reading “Rib 11 / skin 8 issues”
With tanks on it was time to remove the jigs and do a test fit of rib 11.
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This is a milestone in building the wings because when the wings are attached to the wing the jigs can be removed.
Continue reading “Rivet both fuel tanks to the wing”