Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Wing Tips

The wing tips have been trimmed and fitted!   
(Basically, I followed Darwin Barrie's instructions in the articles section of the VAF site. Everything worked out great.  Thanks Darwin!)

I have also finished installing ALL 76 #6 nutplates and all 8 reinforcement strips. 

The square wooden dowels were intially set with epoxy, then backfilled and covered with fiberglass resin.
I added some West System 410 filler to the resin to thicken it up. 
Foam ribs were fabricated to support the tips while drilling.  (The center one is not shown)
*Builder Tip-I've been told that it's easiest to trim and fit the tips while the wings are in the cradle.

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