Wings

Building the Wing Cradle & Left Leading Edge

With the momentum back, I moved to the next step I could make progress on which was the leading edge assembly. This required a bit of tool creation. Read until the end for a fun test fit of the complete left outboard wing section!

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Fitting Wing Skins

After nearly ten days away for Thanksgiving vacation I was able to get back the plane and start working on the wing skins. It’s nice to be back..even if a critical part seems to be missing!

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Final Wing Skeleton Session!

Today I was able to spend some unexpected time trying to wrap up the wing skeleton. With a big vacation week away coming up, I wanted to make sure I got to a nice finishing point before heading out. See how me and the boys fared today.

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Wing Skeleton #5: Time to Rivet!

Big milestone session today where a set of spars came off my wall storage and will never go back there….because we permanently turned it into a wing skeleton! See how it went in this 5th wing skeleton build session.

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Wing Stand Build #4: Spar Towers

After a long weekend of Volleyball tournaments, Jack and I snuck away to the hangar for a few hours after a family dinner. We were able to complete the “spar towers” in this session.

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Wing Stand Build #2: building the base

With most of the parts in hand, I put the boys to work in a nice evening session of drilling, assembling, and wrestling with 8020. I made one big mistake that I’ll need to fix later….can you guess what it is?

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Wing Stand Build

It’s finally time to get going on the wing stand. I’m probably a week or two away from needing to put the wing skeletons on there, so along with my friend Finn, we started the planning and fabrication process for the world’s most overengineered wing stand ever built…and it’s going to be awesome!

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