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Old Feb 05, 2012, 10:01 AM
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The wing is mounted to the front and rear cabanes. So I started on "attempting" to solder the V strut wires. Got a little frustratd so will pick it up this afternoon. My 40 watt soldering iron doesn't seem to do the trick so I went with the torch again. Issue is you need to solder the cabanes while they are in place. I placed aluminum foil under the area needing solder (bottom connection). It went ok but I had some "globbing" so the wires weren't hot enough. Also a little bit of charring so I will triple up the aluminum foil underneath. Will remelt and see what I can do. All wires, cabanes, struts and gear get pre-grooved wood fairings I'll need to shape a bit.
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