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Old 08-09-2018, 10:57 AM
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Default Wing Stand

I received the "crate date" for my wings and attempting to stay ahead of the curve. Does anyone have any ideas or hints on building the "Wing Stand"? Plans and drawing are straight forward but I have a sneaking suspicion some of you have encountered gotchas. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:09 AM
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I used the wing crate itself to build a rolling wing stand with only a few extra parts from the local hardware store. It was tremendously helpful to have it on rolling casters to move around the shop.

http://websites.expercraft.com/airgu...y&log_id=28854
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:28 AM
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I used the wing crate itself to build a rolling wing stand with only a few extra parts from the local hardware store. It was tremendously helpful to have it on rolling casters to move around the shop.

http://websites.expercraft.com/airgu...y&log_id=28854
Did you have to put something in the middle to keep the wing from sagging?

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Old 08-09-2018, 12:26 PM
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Did you have to put something in the middle to keep the wing from sagging?

Thanks,
If you put just the spar and ribs in place, the spar will sag. Once you cleco the skin on, it hangs straight. What I did for the times without the skin on was to put a small brace in the middle to hold up the aft wing spar at the correct height to take out the sag before the skin was riveted on.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:15 PM
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Default If you have welding skills ...

I came up with this design
http://myrv-9abuild.com
Built out of 2 inch square tubing, 6 ft tall, allows construction of both wings at same time. Vanís design would have required disabling the garage door. Plus I get additional storage of long angle aluminum taped to the top out of the frame. And the garage door still works.
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