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Old 05-31-2019, 08:15 AM
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Default Wing stand plans/ideas?

I got a surprise email from Van's saying that my RV-14A QB wings are ready to ship, thanks to another builder's cancellation. (I wasn't expecting mine till August/September). So now I am scrambling to build a nice wing stand for them. I searched around VAF to find information about plans for a wing stand to no avail. Any suggestions regarding where to look for plans? Any special features you incorporated into your wing stands? Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:20 AM
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Default Wing Stand

I think I got the plans for mine on the EAA site.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:21 AM
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http://mouser.org/projects/rv-10/wingassembly.html

reduce the length from 10" to 9"2” to fit the RV-14 wing. Otherwise all other dimensions are the same.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:11 PM
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I used the Mouser plans for my RV-10 wing cradle and they have worked well.

The one addition I made was to add a short 2x4 over each main spar, attached to the cradle with 2 carriage bolts. This clamps the spar and prevents the wings from shifting in the cradle when you are working on them or moving the cradle. I did this based on a posting I found while researching for cradle plans by a builder who had a wing shift such that the spar end dropped off of the cradle, resulting in a damaged wing leading edge.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:22 PM
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And whatever you do, definitely wheels!
I use padded cutout plywood in the shape of the leading edges on one end. I suspect suspended carpet probably would have rotted away by now as long as my -8 wings have been in the stand.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:27 PM
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I'm with Scott. My wings have been sitting for awhile now. I just used some leftover MDF that I had laying around for the outboard end support. I cut it in the shape of the leading edge, then I used pipe insulation over the edge for cushioning and protection.
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:59 AM
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I used the Mouser Plans as well. They are a terrific design and work well. I'll go a little further than Scott and say that without wheels the stand would be almost worthless.

One modification I made was to shorten the stand to 9' for the RV-14. This allows for the landing light hole not to be in the "sling" at the end of the wing. See below:

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for all these reponses, these are great suggestions. Will definitely use wheels. Sure hoping that my wings don't sit on the stands long enough for the carpet to wear out!
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:03 PM
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And whatever you do, definitely wheels!
I use padded cutout plywood in the shape of the leading edges on one end. I suspect suspended carpet probably would have rotted away by now as long as my -8 wings have been in the stand.
I used a stand that had carpet at both ends when I got it but REMOVED the carpet and used webbing from a cheap tow strap. Been working great for the past year.
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Old 06-01-2019, 10:10 PM
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Thanks for all these reponses, these are great suggestions. Will definitely use wheels. Sure hoping that my wings don't sit on the stands long enough for the carpet to wear out!
Luckily, modern carpet is made from synthetic materials and ain't gonna rot or wear out in your lifetime in a wing stand application.
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