As the summer draws to a close and the kids head back to school next week, I'm getting prepared to get moving in the shop on my build.
I'm hoping to finish up the 701 wing repair and make the updates necessary to the other wing. This will free up some bench space for tracing out my parts on the the aluminum sheet.
I got the wing spar tip extensions made and bent this week and added the stiffener angles:
All ready to be fit and installed, leaving just he skins and extra ribs.
I used some of the spare space on the bench to pin and tape my wing form templates together:
After tracing this out on the plywood, I got to work rough cutting out each of the form templates. These will become the final forming blocks once I final cut and sand them to proper size. I think I have most of them cut out with the exception of a few that I need to find from the 701 which may match (why make them if Ron already has them made?):
We are heading south in the next couple of days to catch the Brantford Community Airshow (see www.communitycharityairshow.com for details). Bonus news.... aircraft building supply store Aircraft Spruce is co-located at the same airport and I'm planning a little shopping :)
Next up, laying out some part templates on aluminum sheet and finish sizing the forming blocks.
LETS BEND SOME METAL!!
Time until takeoff
Husband, father and 911 dispatcher. Long time pilot with a licence that burns a hole in my pocket where my student loan money used to be. First time aircraft builder. Looking to fly my own airplane.