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Old 12-18-2018, 06:56 AM
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WOW---using the dining room table! She is a KEEPER Jereme!!
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:51 PM
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WOW---using the dining room table! She is a KEEPER Jereme!!
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Haha no doubt!
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:50 AM
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Good question sir, my garage is not heated and the temps here where I live can and do often drop into the -20 to -30 range making it not only impossible to work in the garage but probably dangerous haha. Therefore, I kept these tasks for the winter since I can work on them inside other than priming (which I transport to a shop). Last year I took 3 months off of building due to winter, I don't want that to happen again. Also I really need to do the canopy next but it has to be quite warm for that so I'm at a stand still on the fuse.
Oh I see. That makes sense. Smart man!
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Old 12-22-2018, 11:35 AM
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After some dimpling and riveting it was time to for the ever stressful bending of the aileron skins. Seemed to go off without a hitch, they came out great. I still have some tweaking to do to make sure a straight edge will sit flat but I will wait until they are done for that.

20181219_204836 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Then it was time to put things together and start drilling! Some things can be a real beotch to cleco together and I thought the ailerons would be another one of them tasks, turned out to be easy as ever to put together!

20181222_104154 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Figured it's been awhile since I took one of these. It's a whoping 24 degrees in my garage right now and the wife is baking cookies so I guess I have no choice. haha

20181222_104206 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 12-24-2018, 06:00 PM
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I love the holidays, so much more time to airplane!

First on the list, rivet the ADHARS mount that I fabricated.

20181223_153146 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

After riveting the ADHARS mount it was time for a mega primer session.

20181224_170826 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

As you can see I also painted some parts for the fuselage. I probably didn't need to paint some of the parts in their entirety but I wanted to make sure I am not going to stare at one spot of primer while flying, an OCD thing I guess.

20181224_170832 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:17 AM
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Carne,
I need to fab an ADHRS mount, where did you decide to mount yours? Like exactly, haha.

How many inches back from what etc. I don't want to reinvent the wheel and you are a math guy so I am going with your expertise!
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Old 12-29-2018, 08:01 AM
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Carne,
I need to fab an ADHRS mount, where did you decide to mount yours? Like exactly, haha.

How many inches back from what etc. I don't want to reinvent the wheel and you are a math guy so I am going with your expertise!
Mine will sit just about an inch or so fwd of the F-707 bulkhead (aft fuse) and gets attached to the two J-stringers. If you look at Larry Larson's build log (thanks Larry) at 3/2/2016 you can see dimensions for starting this. I modified mine a bit from Larry's in how it mounts (I'm not use the F-707 bulkhead) and I also modified how mine is constructed as you can see in the pic. As far as exact location fwd of the bulkhead I won't know that until I rivet/bolt it. I might just rivet the thing the stiffeners and install the ADHARS with non ferrous bolts. Some people go to great lengths to find non-ferrous nutplates and all kinds of stuff here.
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Old 12-29-2018, 10:50 AM
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Mine will sit just about an inch or so fwd of the F-707 bulkhead (aft fuse) and gets attached to the two J-stringers. If you look at Larry Larson's build log (thanks Larry) at 3/2/2016 you can see dimensions for starting this. I modified mine a bit from Larry's in how it mounts (I'm not use the F-707 bulkhead) and I also modified how mine is constructed as you can see in the pic. As far as exact location fwd of the bulkhead I won't know that until I rivet/bolt it. I might just rivet the thing the stiffeners and install the ADHARS with non ferrous bolts. Some people go to great lengths to find non-ferrous nutplates and all kinds of stuff here.
Roger that. Thanks for the link! Always looking for good intel on construction. (Edit: Wire jock, know his log well!) I will be getting in the garage after the first of the year to finish the brake lines and get the ADHRS deal constructed. I think that I can bang a bunch out before I start working for a living again! Your work looks great!
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:50 AM
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Well after clecoeing parts back together it was time to start riveting.

20181228_135000 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

I started by putting the aileron on a couple of blocks that the spars get screwed down to.

20181229_121502 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Your hand comes in from underneath so I recommend putting something between the skin and spar to keep the two peeled apart, I didn't think to do this until after my wrist was all sore and scratched up.

20181229_121525 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Finally after the top is riveted to the spar you rivet the tops of the ribs and then weigh it down on a flat surface. (I also checked for twist to make sure there wasn't any, first checking the table then the aileron) From here it is quite easy since riveting is mostly blind rivets. My Harbor Freight pneumatic rivet puller made it not only easy but fun too.

20181228_173256 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Repeat for the other aileron and wham you got some rolling devices!

20181229_151000 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

As you can see from the end I still need to tweak the trailing edge just a bit to get a straight edge flat but that's no big deal to do. The other end matches exactly up with each other so either these things are perfectly straight or both twisted the same amount haha. Checking for twist while riveting was worth it.

20181229_151018 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

All I have left to do is bolt the brackets on and I'll be on my way to working on flaps next.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:54 AM
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Looking good and glad you are building in the house and not freezing to death in the garage Happy New years!
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