Forward Wing & Tank Brackets

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Forward Wing & Tank Brackets

Postby RobDob » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:29 pm

Hi all

Is there an easy way of making the Forward Wing & Tank Brackets? They seem to be rather labour intensive and I don't see how I can get 4 brackets from the one piece of metal supplied!

Any suggestions are gratefully received!!

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Postby Spike » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:04 am

I found them to be labor intensive as well. Though what I did find was that after the first one I didn't try soo hard to get the curvature profile perfectly correct. In the ballpark was good enough for me.

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Postby Wicked Stick » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:20 am

There should be enough material.
The wing kit comes with enough for two (maybe 3) and I seem to remember the fuselage kit came with enough to do the two for the fuse to tank brackets.

I use a hand hack saw to cut all of mine and finish shaped them with a band sander and polish wheel.

The only gotchas are the shape Van's specs for the fuse brackets.
I left more material on mine when I first cut them, and then shaped them to final size when the wings were mounted.
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Postby RobDob » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:17 am

I thought I needed to make 4 total? The plans say to make 2 of each I thought?
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Postby Wicked Stick » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:04 am

yes, two for the tanks (1 each) and 2 for the fuselage.

I seem to remember getting enough material for tanks in the wing kit, and the fuse kit came with more angle to make the ones attached to the side of the fuse.

Sorry if I confused you before.
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Postby RobDob » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:25 am

Thanks for the info! I'll have another look through the crates, otherwise I'll be ordering some more angle from Vans!

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