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Really nice Kyle!

 

Jeez you've worked quickly.  Well done on getting so much accomplished.

 

"STOL Devils" huh!  😄

 

 

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Looking good Kyle.  The structure of that wing brings back memories, very similar to the 701.  Bending the leading edge over with a strip of timber clamped to it and ratchet straps to tighten it down is the same process too.

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I too enjoyed watching that project. I had a tiny role in the building of another Hornet at the Taree factory (they allowed me to pull one rivet) and was impressed by the happy, unhurried workers doing a meticulous job. The fuselage is built as solid as a landcruiser. 

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Fitting a wing skin is a fairly similar process for most home builds. Mine was a little different as the wing was tapered so the process was to bend 1 inch wide strips to fit around root & tip ribs then pre-bend the D-box with a wing length piece of 4 x 2 timber till it matched the 2 strip profiles at each end & finally use the ratchets as per the process here. Works really well.

 

Great job by the way.

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14 hours ago, Kyle Gardner said:

Thanks Marty.  How is your machine coming along, what stage are you up to?

Working on the cowl at the moment - https://www.recreationalflying.com/topic/28196-marty-ds-ch-701-build-log/?do=findComment&comment=508749&_rid=2988

 

 

Both the top and bottom are of carbon fibre, but I used gel coat on the top and didn't use a proper PVA release so I need to do that again.  The bottom came out well though.

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