Archive for Lower Wing Attach

Lower Wing Attach Points are Tacked

Posted in Bottom Wing, Fuselage, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , , , on May 9, 2010 by mars58

Well Today – 5/8/10 – was a good day. We have had the lower wings at Dave’s shop and we have been working on getting them nice and strait with the fuselage. The first fit showed about 1/8th of an inch tight on the rear left side and an 1/8th of an inch loose on the right rear wing attach fitting. So we tacked the front fittings and started looking for the 1/8th of an inch. Finally we noticed the one bay on the fuselage is about an 1/8th off center to the left. Thus making up our discrepancy. So we decided to widen the bend on the left side attach bracket slightly to take up the 1/8th. On the right side we cut out a new lower attach fitting that would give us the extra 1/8th once bent up. So today we finally got everything fitting perfectly. Wing strait up front and even distance from tail post to wing tip.

We also drilled the lower wings for the landing wire attach pin, and cut and drilled the 1/2 inch solid stock for the aileron hinges. So after about a month off, due to work and things we have made some good progress.

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Lower Wing Attach Angles In Place On The Right Wing

Posted in Bottom Wing, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2010 by mars58

Saturday 1/9/10, we cut and drilled the right lower wing attach angles and bolted the attach points together. We also finished the spar caps on the top of the spars.

Bending Up the Wing Attach Fittings

Posted in Bottom Wing, Fuselage, Super Stinker X with tags , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by mars58

We Started bending up the Kimball fittings so we can weld them to the fuselage. Dave made a bending jig to keep the size exact. The Kimball Fittings are great!! Between the laser cut fittings and the Cartesian frame kit things are really moving along with the fuselage. It’s time to get cranking on the control system.

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