Builder #5: Frank Deeth - email for more information Location: Melbourne, Australia Start date: Officially April 2007 but unofficially about 1995. First flight goal date: Too far away to contemplate at this stage. The Project: Keep on Flapping - February 2013
I am currently varnishing the inside of the wing spars prior to closing up with full length ply laminations. So I was looking around the work shop for something to do in the mean time. Plus these spars are kinda getting me down and I would like to feel I am making some more progress by actually finishing something! I decided I would make a start on the wing flaps and have a few pics of the spar arrangement. It is a kind of, dual spar, set up with a solid forward spar and an intermediate spar with an upper and lower boom with a rear plywood face. You can see the rear spar of the starboard side in the "jig" on the bench. I have put some small verticals at each rib station even though they are not indicated on the plans. More pictures to come soon.
Some further progress on the flaps. I have just glued the 1/8 birch ply web
on the aft face of the port flap "intermediate" spar. The starboard side
I did yesterday and you can see it laying next to the clamped up port side unit. Next job will be to draw up and cut out the remainder of each rib and glue in place. Head on over to the "Wing and a Prayer" section for some spar news!
Check back for progress soon.
Some careful use of the bench mounted disc sander and many hours of patience and we have arrived at what you can see here. (below)
Next is to cut out the ribs and glue into position.
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