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Old 04-19-2017, 01:46 PM
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Default Wing stand/jig

I ordered my wing kit for my RV-8 a few weeks ago and need to start thinking about building a wing jig or stand to assemble the wing on.

Does anyone have any drawings, sketches, dimensions, etc for building a wing jig they can share with me?
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:16 PM
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Default Drawing 12 A top right corner

Put some full swivel wheels under it for easier handling in the shop.

You could have mine, but i doubt it is worth to travel to germany and back!


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Old 04-19-2017, 02:21 PM
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Default Sorry!

First reply is for storing the already built wings!!

As mine were QB, maybe someone else can confirm, but i think for assembly of pre-punched wings you only need a flat table.

Again, cheers!
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:32 PM
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Default Drawing 12A for wing stand(s)

Drawing 12A is correct for a "Wing Stand" to build the wings in.

According to the drawing, you need TWO (2) 4 X 4 Vertical posts that is exactly 114" between them. Yes the 114 inches works perfect. My RV-8 left wing is almost complete and ready to come out.

There will be "arms" built out on one side of both 4 X 4s to support the wings. I used galvanized angle with holes in it that I got from Home Depot or Lowe's along with a few bolts / nuts / washers / lock washer.

There is enough info on the Preview / CD / USB plans to construct the holding fixture.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:05 PM
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Look at where the dimensions are referenced to very closely. I put the insides of the posts at the prescribed distance, but you need to take into account the angle piece that the spar sits on. I had to notch my angle pieces because my posts were set too close together. Well and bolted to my garage floor.
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