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Old 08-11-2019, 09:13 AM
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HAHA, it's going to pay off Carne.

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Old 08-13-2019, 11:52 AM
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I am getting tired of working on this airplane...
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:22 PM
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I am getting tired of working on this airplane...
Metal skirts??
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:49 PM
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Metal skirts??
Metal skirts yes, but just going "by the plan" in this instance requires a lot of problem-solving and ultimately you have to pull the canopy off to attach and reinstall after done. At which time you hope the skirts fit right.

I am using Sika to adhere the skirts rather than to drill, don't want to drill. So...best guess as to what will happen when it is off and unconstrained. So I am vacillating a lot on doing the first side...
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:21 PM
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Metal skirts yes, but just going "by the plan" in this instance requires a lot of problem-solving and ultimately you have to pull the canopy off to attach and reinstall after done. At which time you hope the skirts fit right.

I am using Sika to adhere the skirts rather than to drill, don't want to drill. So...best guess as to what will happen when it is off and unconstrained. So I am vacillating a lot on doing the first side...
Ya even with doing the fiberglass skirts this is a little tricky. In the end my skirts don't conform PERFECTLY on the sides of the fuselage. Off by about 1/16" or so. I could correct it with some cabosil mix but I don't know if I'll bother right now.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:37 PM
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Here is a skirt that fits and has a minimal flare at the lower rear area, <.125.

I'll take it.

[IMG]IMAG0742 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0741 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0738 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Now comes the hard part...gluing
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:53 PM
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Perfection is the enemy of completion...repeat after me...
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:20 PM
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Starting on the right side. Partway there, forgot how long it takes to get it right. I set up a "block" of sorts out of tape to butt the skirts up to help keep them uniform.

[IMG]IMAG0746 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0751 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0752 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

I think I am going to get these to a satisfactory level.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:16 AM
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Default Test of clamping system

I had a major failure of drilling the left skirt...sad. I won't get into it but suffice it to say built another left skirt.
Here is a test of light clamping to get good adhesion of the Sika.

[IMG]IMAG0761 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0757 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0756 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Just a test to find best light pressures to get enough but not too much.
Need a few more iterations to even out the contact points.
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Old 09-08-2019, 11:47 AM
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Have left skirt bonded and it fits well. Took more rivets than I would have liked. I need to clean up the Sika a bit here and there.

[IMG]IMAG0815 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMAG0814 by Kent Luttrell, on Flickr[/IMG]

Now on to the right skirt.
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