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Old 10-02-2017, 04:23 AM   #51
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How's the glue joints holding up? I'm guessing they used the Weld Wood glue?
Nothing was glued or nailed everything was floating the only way the ribs stayed in position is because the leading edge cap strip kept it from going left or right. When I took the drag wires out the wing was like a soup sandwich.


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So I've got a lot done in the past couple weeks. Finished the lower wings and started on the top. Did some cad plateing powder coating single piece blocks new silver varnish shimmed nailed epoxyed all the joints. Also flew up to KVIS and met with Brooks Lemons and made a deal on some carbon fiber leading edges. Hopefully by the end of the week the top wing should be done then I'm going to rig the plane and start drilling holes and mounting nut plates for the bannana fairing and wing roots fairings.
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Fantastic work it all looks great! Question on the clevis fittings that got the cad plating - what was their condition before the plating? Mine have developed a white powder which looks pretty bad but apparently it is not a structural concern as long as the base metal underneath doesn't devlop rust. Did yours look like this? Any cracks or rust in the base metal?
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They weren't horrible but they did have some build up on them. I wire wheeled them inspected closely then bead blasted and started the the plateing. Click image for larger version

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I had United Plating in Tulsa Ok re cAd plate the ones I have for the extra Starduster Too wires. (Silver Cad...canít recall if itís type 1 or 2). Iím still confused why those would have that much powder corrosion build up?
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He's probably in a really damp environment. I'm in good ole dry bakersfield CA. The only powdery corrosion I found was inside the center section of the upper wing
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I had United Plating in Tulsa Ok re cAd plate the ones I have for the extra Starduster Too wires. (Silver Cad...can’t recall if it’s type 1 or 2). I’m still confused why those would have that much powder corrosion build up?
The plane was in FL for 20 years before I bought it. Other than this powder on the clevises it is remarkably clean. The engine was rebuilt a few months ago and even the cam wasn't that bad it cleaned up with just a bit of regrind. I've read that the chemicals used to treat wood can cause the cad plating to convert to the powder and in fact only the clevises in the wing have the powder. The same clevis on the fuselage side of the landing/flying wires look great, although they may have simply been replaced since they are easier to get to.



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