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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Thanks. I'm using Titebond Original Wood Glue. Slow going, but I like working with it. I use a small, flat artist's brush to put the glue where I want it, and clamp the piece on. It's slow going, clamping time is thirty-minutes. So I glue and clamp and turn my attention to something else.

1/8" sheeting too? My wing sheeting is 1/16".

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Old Jan 31, 2013, 02:13 PM
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Ah, no E.J., my wing sheeting is 1/16" too. The fuselage sheeting in the nose and around the cockpit is 1/8" which is thicker than the 3/32" I usually encounter, and nice to work with as it is less likely to split.

Your application of glue is very nice. It is where your clamping system pays off. I used to use Titebond, but it would take zillions of pins and clothespins and stuff and if it isn't clamped well it doesn't really work well as you know.

I'll get a picture of the tailwheel posted later today.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 06:54 PM
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Photo's per request

E.J., here are a couple pictures of the tailwheel.

I have also posted some pictures of the fuselage to show the extent of the sheeting as requested by PM by a fellow Waco enthusiast who is rebuild one that the previous Owner fully sheeted.

E.J., I received Sparky's dummy radial engine, which looks like it will do the trick. Thanks.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:12 AM
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U2,

Thanks for the pic of the tailwheel.

I'm out to the wingtip on the top left wing panel. Like you referred, they leave a lot to the imagination. I checked all the plan sheets for any details - none. The manual instructs to "remove" the bottom of W-7 & W-8, but I'll have to see what's going on once I have the wing tip in place. Interestingly, my kit came with styrofoam wingtip blocks. Not going to be using those. I'll have to make a trip to the LHS later.

I see that your kit came with one-piece 1/4" outboard wing trailing edges (W-13) and aileron leading edges. With my kit, those pieces are laminated from 1/8" material. I made solid ones instead. I didn't see in your pics of the ailerons, did you double-taper the face of the leading edges so the hinges are centered?

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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Hey E.J. ,

Yeah, not much info on wingtips. Removing the bottom of W-7 and 8 is something you will do after you glue on the wingtip. You will see at this point that the bottom of these ribs stick down. I sanded them away by sanding parallel to the bottom of the wing tip. I thing as you start looking at it it will become clear what you will need to do. Yes, I think balsa edge blocks would be easier to sand nicely and also help tie the wingtip on.

My kit did come with solid aileron and outboard wood. The ends were pretapered to a tip. I believe the profile on top and bottom is slightly different as the tops of the spars were marked to indicate top. With regard to the aileron, I glued the spar and ribs to the bottom, then tapered the top of the spar to match the rib profile, glued on the top sheet, drew a center line one the spar, and then sanded the taper into the top and bottom to meet the centerline so yes, the hingers are centered. Mark the top and bottom ones as the bottom ones have the aileron horn wood in it and once they are covered the all look the same.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:24 PM
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I like it. This should save lots of pinholes, too.
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Old Feb 01, 2013, 09:25 PM
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Very nice work E.J. I can really see how the board pays off. And it works great with a slow drying glue. You have time to get everything perfect. It is always a trick to get ribs vertical with pins .... with the magnets not so much.
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Thanks EJ much aprciated.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:19 PM
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Got a lot of little "stuff" done yesterday, just no pics to post.

Won't get any shop time until the end of this coming week.

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Won't get any shop time until the end of this coming week.

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That's what you get for working for a living.
OUCH! LOL!

At this point though, I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I'm hoping that its NOT a train!

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Got in a few hours today and framed-up the right side of the top wing and installed the wingtip blocks. U2, now I know what you meant by the wingtip outcome being up to the builder. I referenced a few pics of the full-size YMF-3/5 to get some perspective.

Busy week ahead, so no shop time until later in the week.

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Old Feb 10, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Hey E.J. ,

Your building board looks more like a precision assembly station in a clean room somewhere. Your pictures have no junk in the background. The photos could be in an instruction manual. That mag board continues to look great.
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