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Old 03-25-2021, 02:51 PM   #131
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James,
I'm in the same boat. I measured the fuselage and it will just fit the Tiguan if I lower the front seat and push it all the way forward. A one piece wing would be crazy big! Even with just joiners attached things will get tough to fit. I'm keeping the wings in 2 pieces. May be a trailer in my future as well.
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Old 04-01-2021, 09:29 PM   #132
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I own the 120 and it has been used as the club candy dropper for many years now. It ROG just fine with 2 or 3 KG of candy in a hopper slung beneath it, and a Saito 120. It is now modified to tail dragger so the candy could be increased to 4 KG, by filling the cabin in lieu of a hopper. It has a new power plant installed with the modifications, a DLE 20 which is virtually the same size engine as the 120. When its empty of its payload you can do lovely touch and goes forever and a day. The DLE-20 was chosen as it is a beam mount which was plug and play for the Skyward 120!


WARNING---- REINFORCE the wing at and above the hard-point mounting dowels as they were notorious for shedding the wing at this weak point. I'll pull the candy dropper out of storage in a bit and photograph how mine is reinforced, and post it.


I also had to replace a damaged windshield... I present to you in both new and original configurations:

"GOBSTOPPER THE CANDY DROPPER!!!"
Hi Carl,
How did you add the springs on the landing gear to keep it from spreading under load? Thanks Doug
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:16 PM   #133
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Here is a picture of mine. It has 6" wheels, I also changed out the main gear. Its a taildragger so it has a bit more clearance than the nose wheel version. Looks cool tooling around with those 6" wheels though.
As for the wings well thats just really unfortunate. Have you tried re orienting the joiners? I know mine only goes in well and lines up if I have them in a certain way. Worth a try.
Hi James,
Happy to say that, after your comment above re joiners, I did actually find a combination that got rid of the gap between the wing halves, so thanks for that!

There was another "issue" as you can see in the attached picture. Turns out the dowel and block on the left hand wing were not well positioned when I glued them in, causing poor wing fit and the L/H wing upper surface being lower than the right. I recall that I had my doubts about the block not mating properly with the lower wing surface, but went ahead anyway.
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:23 PM   #134
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Took a deep breath, cut the dowel off, put the full wing into position with the rear attach bolts and drilled a new dowel hole through the frame and into the wing block, then epoxied a doubler onto the frame to reinforce the area. You can also see the fiberglass added to the blocks and upper surfaces as Carl had suggested(2 layers). Everything fits like a glove now!! Pictures of the fun below.
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:27 PM   #135
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BTW, got rid of the fork nose gear hardware and replaced with a dubro generic, bent to give more prop ground clearance and able to handle wider wheels. Wheels are now 6" all around.

Added a 1/16" cable brace and turnbuckle on the main gear, as the gear was spreading under the weight of the full assembly. Here's a shot of that.
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:32 PM   #136
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Question for anyone with the 120...what are you using for control throws? Mine have turned out to be much larger than the manual at 100%. The manual shows 7mm up and down for ailerons, 13mm up and down for elevators and 16 mm left and right for rudder. TIA..
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:06 PM   #137
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How did you add the springs on the landing gear to keep it from spreading under load? Thanks Doug
Sorry just noticed this post. They are just 2 stock tension springs hooked together where the 2 welded wires meet
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Old 06-14-2021, 06:38 AM   #138
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I dont know why im doing this as everytime I throw my 2 cents into the ring someone always gets bent outta shape,BUTTTT,, I have a novel idea,,since you already have the engine,,mentioned it was even already bolted into the plane,,ummm FLY it,,its a TRAINER,,were you planning on entering a pattern competition with it? Im certain youll have tons of fun with it,,assuming you can get that finicky 120 to run smoothly,,
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Old 06-15-2021, 07:45 AM   #139
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Sorry just noticed this post. They are just 2 stock tension springs hooked together where the 2 welded wires meet
No worries Carl, thanks for the info.
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Old 06-21-2021, 03:32 PM   #140
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Re: Skyward 120

All ready for maiden, thanks for comments from everyone! Thought this would take a month at most to build, was only off by a factor of 6
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