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Old Nov 17, 2012, 03:10 AM
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outer wing joiners

Originally Posted by Lou_p View Post
I am building one and would like to see pictures of your finished wing joiner system for the outer panels if possible.

Thanks, Lou
I t was really difficult getting the aluminum stips to epoxy together. They need a really hard sanding.I also ended trimming bits off them to get the dihedral correct. 0.5 error at the joiner made 1 inch at the tip. I've built quite a few planes and chose this as the new method. If i was rebuilding i would go for brass tubes with piano wire. I had a tiny amount of lateral movement in the box and resulted in a wing tip departing in mid air. I had them taped on. The plane landed flat and the joiner boxes were repaired and strengthened with thin fiberglass and epoxy. I'll follow with more pictures of my own.
The other mistake i made was building the outer panels separately. I should have built them on to the center panel then cut them free but i didnt have the space. Happy to answer more questions.
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