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Left Wing and Aileron

Posted in Ailerons, Bottom Wing, Covering, Stewart System, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , on August 29, 2016 by mars58

Some final pics of the aileron and wing together, now the fun begins, stitching…

First Wing Cove is Finally Done

Posted in Ailerons, Bottom Wing, Lower wing cove, Super Stinker X with tags , on June 18, 2015 by mars58

I finally got around to gluing up the rest of the lower left wing aileron cove.20150615_215121 20150617_143715 20150617_143721 20150617_150306 20150618_134604

Control System, Final Details

Posted in Ailerons, control system, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by mars58

Sorry for lack of action on the blog, here is some catch up from May…

The last part of the control system has been the Slave Struts. The S-1-11 has Four ailerons. The stick is moved left and right, pushing and pulling tubes, through idlers and bell cranks in the lower wings which move the lower ailerons. The lower ailerons have arms that come off of the front of the aileron spars that connect to the Slave Struts which connect to the top wing’s ailerons via, you guessed it, arms that come off the front of the top aileron spars. So when the lower ailerons move they move the upper ailerons. One critical part of this besides lining it all up correctly was to get the slave struts lined up behind the I struts.

The slave struts start life as a piece of streamlined tubing, round tube and some flat steel. At the bottom of the strut is a Rod End bearing. The streamlined tubing is notched to allow the smaller tubing to be welded into it then threaded to receive the rod end. The streamlined tubing is then cut at an angle on the front and back for clearance. This will bolt to the lower aileron arm.

At the top of the strut is a fork. The flat steel is bent into a fork, a U shape that is welded to the top of the streamlined tubing. The fork is what the bearing in the top aileron arm will fit between. A bolt will go through the fork and bearing connecting them. Before welding the fork I used a dremel and sanding drums to sculpt the top of the streamline tubing, meticulous and tedious but it allowed me to get the strut exactly where I wanted it.

Once the struts were welded I finally had a complete control system. The next step was to expand the clearance around the struts and aileron hinges by removing bits of the aileron skin until I had good clearance.

Lower end of Slave Strut

Lower end of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

Lower End of Slave Strut

SlaveStrutAndLowerAileron

Bottom of Slave Strut Connected to Lower Aileron

TopOfStrutBeforeWeldRearView

Sculpting Top of Slave Strut

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Sculpting Top of Slave Strut

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Sculpting Top of Slave Strut

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Top of Slave Strut Welded

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Top of Slave Strut Welded

Bit by Bit

Posted in Ailerons, Cowling, Cowling, Super Stinker X, Top Wing with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2013 by mars58

Last post I had just installed the aluminum piano hinges that hold the Two cowling halves together. Not Two days later Dave gives me a call and says he found a guy that makes carbon fiber piano hinges, Carbinge. So last week I was able to swap out the aluminum hinges and install the new carbon ones. I have a few pics below. This weekend I cut and notched the top ailerons and was able too get them hung. It was nice to see all the major components coming together. The top ailerons really complete the picture.

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Top Ailerons Installed

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge Lower Cowling

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge Lower Cowling

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge Lower Cowling

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge Lower Cowling

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Carbinge, Carbon Fiber Piano Hinge above Aluminum Hinge

Upper Ailerons

Posted in Ailerons, Super Stinker X on December 31, 2012 by mars58

So Dave’s Welder-Miller crapped out, and it is just out off warranty, so they are torturing him. We have been down since around Thanksgiving. It is a recurring problem that was fixed under warranty once already. So about a week ago we decided that we weren’t going to be seeing the welder in a while thanks to the Miller runaround and that we would build the upper ailerons.

We laid out the wing, set our inboard and outboard hinges, laid the aileron spars, and ribs. Check out the pictures. BTW Miller finally returned Dave’s welder, it’s in the background in some of the pictures… Still doesn’t work…

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