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Old 10-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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Ok guys, I kinda did this with Dougs wings but I am going to be starting on another set of our wing kit. Dan Williams is my rib man and he has the rib kit. He is starting on them now. I decided to make a good comprehensive build thread detailing pretty much every step in building our wings. could help future builders and just be fun to follow along with. Ill be starting with the top wing in the shop and the center section splice and prepping the spars while Dan builds ribs. these will be going on a WP-360 that we will be finishing to completion here. That thread will also be getting a shot in the arm shortly..... enjoy..........


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Old 10-11-2017, 08:31 PM   #2
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As someone who is facing the imminent construction of his first set of wings, I will be following this thread with great interest. Even though you're building the wrong wings, I forgive you.


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hi Ian, if you go back through part 1 &2 of the ASIIS build threads I did a pretty good job there of following those wing builds along you could reference as well.
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Spar kit and hardware kit in box. Should be getting these out and organized in the next few days. We send aurora bearings with the standard wingkit. You can upgrade to heim ball bearings for a $850.00 upgrade.
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As if I hadn't already done that several times.
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Some rib building pics:
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Looking forward to watching this...
Great looking kit!!
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Chris, is that for a compression rib, or a normal rib? Interesting how little diagonal truss-work there is.
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That's a compression rib.
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Regular truss rib pics coming soon. I built some compression ribs first because Smizo needed them for center section positioning. I hate building compression ribs because everything needs to be sealed with Clear Coat on the inside before they get glued and stapled. I'll show the painful steps. And before anyone speaks up, T88 exclusively in all structural areas, Clear Coat everywhere else.
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Hi Dan, which clear do you use inside the compression ribs and how do you apply it so it doesn't get into any of the t88 joints?
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It’s called “clear coat” made by system 3. Same company as T-88. Its chemically compatable so you can wait to dry and bond right over it with T-88.
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Thought it might be, you use the same product for spar varnish over the whole wing as well Chris? Or something compatible with the covering system?
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Just varnish it with T-88 and save yourself hours of waiting. The inside of the compression ribs that is.
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Will the inside of the compression ribs get just one coat of clear coat?? Or two?

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Not a bad idea tony, just like doing a LE.....
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I wish the Clear Coat was a hair thinner. I have also wondered about using it straight as an adhesive on certain things. I do like it though.
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I'm old. "clear coat" used to be called L-26 sheathing resin.
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I have one coat of ev-400 inside my compression ribs.... it is very thin and soaks in fast....just wondering if I should put a 2nd coat on before closed up the ribs???
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