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Building "VK Navajo" as Float Plane
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Jan 06, 2013
, 04:15 AM
United States, CA, Long Beach
Joined Jan 2012
Back to work on the Navajo. As you can see by the picture below things are tight in the servo compartment. Spent awhile thinking about the situation and realized that the servo wheel bottom was interfering with the underside of the top sheeting.
The next thing to do was to complete the aileron linkages then attach to bellcranks and check the entire mechanism. I the final pushrods are quite short and have three separate bends close together. I only had to make four to get two that worked.
The kit lists two options for mounting the wing. The plans show the wing being held down with dowels and rubber bands; but liner notes explain how to go with nylon bolt hold downs. I am going with the second option. Besides the wing would get crushed on the delicate sheeting by all that rubber band pressure and it looks horrible.
All the hard points of the mounting are finished and the wing can now be reinforced with fiberglass. This wing had only a few spar joiners and basically nothing behind the main spar to hold things together so I chose to glass it. The following sequence of pictures shows the method I have developed to get a neat center glass job.
I really wanted to get the resin on the wing before I called it a day and I managed to do that.