Spent quite a bit of time today working with wood... made two mobile wing stands and a trailing edge bending jig - 3 hours, then cleaned up a couple of loose ends with the rudder and vertical stabilizer - 1 hour, and finally got to some new construction work on the elevators - 4 hours.
Completed the fabrication, preparation, and priming of all 29 stiffeners... tomorrow we rivet!
we will build both wings at the same time. these stands will hold the framework as it is assembled and skinned.
|one of the wing stand, another in pieces on the ground|
The wing stand sill needs some end gussets and hardware to hang the wing. The center section of the beam has a bottom to allow for storage.
|making a bending break... much later I made another and used more hinges and longer pieces of wood|
|bending break test fit for the elevator|
|Missy likes removing the blue plastic|
|two wing stands ready for action|