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Old 02-26-2015, 06:01 AM   #311
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Not fun, especially with wiping out on our skating rink of a parking lot at work. I've also been clearing the tons of snow off the roof of the house, and chipping several inches of ice from our 150 foot driveway. I'm getting too old for winters. Tonight, just tons of sanding. Yay.
Hmmm sounds to me like you're making a case to look forward to a posting to BC. (some day... )
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:59 AM   #312
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

I'd love to go back to 443 Sqn, summer 16, which would permit me the time to completely finish the Hurricane project, as well as some kitbuilding for local friends. Speaking of which, we had a meeting today at the Shearwater Aviation Museum. We've got the materials list now for the fabric work, primer, paint, etc, and it's all being ordered Monday! The primer and paint are local, so hoping to start first coats of primer on the completed wing sections next weekend, and getting all the sanding sealer on the solid fuse sections as well. Tail feathers are 100% ready for fabric, and fuse is 90% ready, need to go over all the stringers, make sure they are very securely fastened, and run the bottom wide stringer. The entire bottom fuse section from the wing aft is a separate construction, I'll get that done once wings are out of the shop. Hopefully I can get the ailerons framed up soon as well, and then the flaps. The museum's expert on fabric will be on vacation for a month, so gives me time to complete the rest of the airframe, and hopefully by end April, she'll be in one piece, primed, painted, and getting markings!
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:33 PM   #313
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

Ok, some more progress on both wings. On the left wing, mixed up more epoxy, and continued fillets along all the rib/sheeting joints. I've got almost 1/2 of the inside of the wing done. Meanwhile, working on the 1/2 X 3/4 rib cap strips on the right wing. I used thinner cap strips on the left wing, and wasn't overly happy with them, hence all the epoxy fillet work. So, on the right wing, they're thicker, and should work much better. In order to get them to follow the airfoil shape as much as possible, kerfs are cut using the scroll saw, and then they are glued and clamped in place. Allows for minimal sanding, and least loss of wood to nail into.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:39 PM   #314
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

First sheet is now on the right wing. A bit of an explanation of how the process goes, very similar to RC building. Once all the ribs and spars were rough sanded, then added the cap strips, but just one 3/4 wide on the inboard side of each rib. Last rib gets both sides, for the wing tip. Anyways, when all that is sanded, and fair, I then rough cut the 1/8th ply sheeting. Once it's cut to final size, I then marked out all the lines for the rib and spar locations. Next, mark nail locations, 1 inch spacing. Applied glue to all the surfaces, tacked the sheeting into place, and then nailed the 1 in finish nails first along the leading edge, and then the outer edges, being sure to apply pressure to wrap the sheeting tight to the ribs and spars, nailing every 2 inches. Then all the ribs are nailed, as well as spars, every 2 inches. With that complete, nailed all the missed spots, i.e. every other inch. Over 220 nails, for one section. All done by hand, tapped flush, with the hammer. I get it, once it's sealed, primed, and painted, no one will ever know that the nails are perfectly spaced, one inch apart, all hand driven. No one but me, and that's what matters! lol At least that's what I keep telling myself.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:16 PM   #315
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

First panel installed on the lower left wing! Two more large panels to go, then I'll have to finish all the sheeting on the top of the Right wing, and get it vertical, so I can lay the left wing flat upside down, and finish the leading edge.
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:19 PM   #316
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Second sheet is cut to size, fit, and marked for the nail patterns. Ran out of time to glue and nail it tonight, but should be able to get it done first thing tomorrow AM, before I go to work!
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Old 03-06-2015, 10:15 AM   #317
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

Night flying has played a bit of havoc with my build schedule, but still making some progress. All the leading edge ribs are now in, from the tip, to the spar joiner area. Tomorrow, I'll install the leading edge strips, and get that sheeted. Also installed the tip cap for the main spar, need to plane that to shape, then I can finish the top wing sheeting. Soon as that is done, the wing can sit upright on the floor. Left wing will be more open then to finish off the undersides, insides, and sheeting.
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Old 03-07-2015, 12:53 PM   #318
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Leading edge well underway on the right wing, sheeting is going on!
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:30 PM   #319
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Well, without damaging the wing, or hurting myself, got it off the table, and upright on the shop floor. Leading edge sheeting is done on the right wing. Now I'm getting set up for the next bottom sheet on the left wing, as well as prepping the right wing for bottom sheeting!
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:58 AM   #320
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Re: Really Giant Scale Hurricane

Silly question of the day... How much do these wings weigh?

With all of the materials that you are putting into them they cannot be light and I just KNOW that you are NOT 18 anymore so I'm thinking that you could be straining yourself... perhaps a lift system might be a Wise Idea?

Plan 'B' Get a buddy in there to assist when the heavy lifting is going to happen.

No One wants to see you in hospital over this project.
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