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Old Nov 23, 2010, 01:06 PM
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Hi Guys,

It's 20 degrees here in Seattle and I have 6" of snow. Not normal for here. So I stayed home from work, and started to build my Ravin wing. Here is the spar gluing onto the bottom sheeting. As you can see, with enough steel blocks and granete, it goes on nicely.

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Old Nov 23, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Hi Guys,

The first rib has to be glued on the wing, square to the fuse, not 90 degrees to the spar, it was a bit of a tooling problem to set it up. Here is how I did it. The rest should be much easier.

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Hi Guys,

Still snowed and iced in here in Seattle. I got all but one of the ribs glued in today for the R/H inner wing pannel. See photo. Time for Pinot Gris and cheese with Foxy.

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 09:08 PM
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HI Guys,

Next question. Do I need to build any wash out into any of these wing sections ??

Bob in Seattle
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 09:22 PM
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Wow, Bob, only us old machinests have right angle blocks like that! You might have one of those really nice boxes made in Dayton Ohio somewhere in your house or man cave Quality work! I am only 15 hours drive south of you and we just have sub freezing temps and a snow level of 1500' Stay warm and keep up the great work!

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Old Nov 24, 2010, 09:27 PM
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Hi Al,

I've been around machine shop stuff all my life. I see a pair of calipers in your box. I actually would like to have one of those classic wooden boxes like you have. I have several angle blocks and 1-2-3- blocks. It all helps. I enjoy the build as much as the flying. Stay warm.

Bob in Frozen Seattle
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 10:01 PM
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Alstrahm:
Feet or inches??!!
I'm kinda partial to your anvil, myself!
If ya got a blue plaid shirt: I'll show ya my tools!- all the important ones are inside@ 69-75 degrees! (Blue Plaid squadron)
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 10:01 PM
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In another life, I was a journeyman lathe operator and one of the first to run an excello tape controlled mills, one of the first computer run mills, but you needed a very strange guy to come into the shop to make a little piece of tape with a bunch of holes in it to make the mill run I have a number of calipers, can't do work with out one, the one in the pic is one of those that is battery operated and switches from In. to metric with the push of a button, you should get one! I bought the box when I was 22 for $100 and have carted it around for the last 38 years. Stay warm!

Al

if you know that .062 is 1/16 of an inch you understand my need for my calipers
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 10:03 PM
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!00 Bucks??!! The last one I saw a couplee years ago was a grand! don't tell the wife!
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Old Nov 24, 2010, 10:11 PM
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@CC feet

How do I get one of those "Blue Plaid Shirts"?? I am partial to blue plaid

Now back to the Raven build

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 01:43 AM
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here ya go! back to "work"!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 10:12 AM
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Hi Al,

If you would like to join the "Blue Plaid Squadron", you can. Here is what you need to do. Go out and buy a blue plaid flannel shirt. Post a photo of you wearing it in the offical "Blue Plaid Squadron" thread over in the electric forum. Ask to become a member. The members will vote on it. No one has ever been refused. Once your a member, you have to wear your shirt when ever you fly your planes. There is about 14 of us in the squadron. There is also a sub-division of the squadron, it's called the "No V Tails Division". If you don't like V tails and don't fly them, you can join that division as well. The same rules apply. Several of our members are here in this thread. They are, Wayne "Windependence", Steve "Foam Crusher", Scottie "Rabidrue1", Nick in New Zealand, Johnny, and myself. Nick and I started the squadron a few years ago. He noticed that I always had a blue plaid shirt on in my flight report photos. One thing lead to another, and here we are today.
That's the short story. If you want to join us, get that shirt and apply.

Bob in Seattle "The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer"
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm gluing the top spar on now. Next will be the trailing edge Scottie sent me. Those 1 inch sq. pieces of granite sure do come in handy. See photo.

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 01:10 PM
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Hi Guys,

I know it's Thanksgiving, and most of you are cooking in the kitchen and watching football. I don't blame you. But, if there is anybody left out there, can you answer this question.

Do I need to put some wash out into any of these wing pannels ???


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Old Nov 25, 2010, 02:00 PM
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Hi Guys,

I got the trailing edge on. Thanks Scottie. Stay tuned.

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