Wings mounted for good

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Wings mounted for good

Postby Wicked Stick » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:53 pm

With the help of my two sons Jeff and Chris (laying on the chair), I was able to install the wings on my RV-8 today.

Getting the NAS close tolerance spar bolts in was fairly straight forward. First I put the wings on with the drift pins and hardware store bolts and then I lubricated the close tolerance bolts and tapped them in with a small dead blow hammer while my older son wiggled/jiggled the wing around a little as I tapped them in. I didn't bother freezing the bolts and at room temperature they went in just fine.
Dave "WS" Rogers
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Postby hydroguy2 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:04 pm

way to go.

always nice to have special helpers
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Postby captain_john » Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:19 am

Excellent Dave!!!

Soon I will be flying chase!!!

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Postby Spike » Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:03 am

Congrats Dave. It must be a real joy to work on that with your sons. I look forward to hearing about their first flights in it.

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Postby cjensen » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:23 am

Great news Dave!! Great to see you getting REALLY close!!

8) 8)
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Postby dons » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:16 pm

Congrats Dave!
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Postby BSwayze » Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:38 pm

Nice going, Dave!

I'm ready to mate my wings for the first time. It makes me really look forward to the day they go on for good.
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Postby Bob Barrett » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:17 pm

Congratulations WS. It is sure a lot easier to install the wings on a Tail Dragger than an RV-6A. I had the misfortune of having to do it at least one more time than normal :bang: :bang: Is there a chance you will be able to fly it yet this year? For your sake I hope so!

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Postby Thermos » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:00 am

Extremely cool. Dave...can't wait to see it fly!
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Postby Wicked Stick » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Thanks for the well wishes everyone.

I just finished wiring the wingtip stuff today. (LL, Strobes, Nav Lights and the archer antennas.

I hope to be flying it middle of September if all goes well.
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Postby Speed3Guy » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:20 am

Looks awesome! Can't wait to hear about the first flight!
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Postby Bob Barrett » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:04 pm

WS looking forward to your first flight posting. Glad you hope to get it done yet this year :)

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RE..Final wing fitting..

Postby stanman » Tue Aug 31, 2010 5:04 am

Well done Mr. Stick!.....Waiting for your first flight!...I.m getting the feeling that there.s a whole lot of R.bangers getting close!!...I.m moving along too!....wiring complete.....cowls nearing completion.....wings going back on again....(maybe 2nd last time!).....hoping to make some noise over the next month or so??...rgds...stan

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