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Thread: Wagabond build

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    Default Re: Wagabond build

    I have always built wings up on two level saw horses with a removable washout block that I install after the wing is trammeled square. Learned the hard way about trying to trammel with the washout black installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Pierce View Post
    I have always built wings up on two level saw horses with a removable washout block that I install after the wing is trammeled square. Learned the hard way about trying to trammel with the washout black installed.
    I also built the Starduster and Carbon Cub wings on saw horses.

    My 1969 shop was a little airy


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    Thanks for the advise. I built my sport trainer wings vertically, which was easier for some things but made getting to some other parts, drilling, riveting, and such very difficult.

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    I finished the top deck U channel, got it cleaned and epoxy primed.
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    Man I'm glad I found this build thread before I start mine. I'm a fabricator and always love seeing a detailed, quality example before I start any project. Very nice work.

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    Thank you for the advise on the wings and the compliments, I do appreciate it. I cut out and drilled the tabs for the boot cowl and the fuel valve bracket. I got these welded on the left and right side. I also cut out and welded tabs to the bottom rear for the cover plate to gain access to the jack screw. I then tacked in the left and right D window frames, cut and tacked in the support brackets and U channel. Once everything was tacked and straight I finished welded all these. I cleaned everything up and epoxy primed all the welded areas.
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    So my next update here might start a conversation. I cut out patterns and tabs for the interior panels. I am using 032 alum for the floors and 016 to 020 alum for the side panels. I personally do not like fabric on the interior, as much as I love fabric covered airplanes. I welded on the tabs to hold the aluminum interior. I cut out, formed, and welded the shoulder harness brackets to the top cross member. I then trimmed and welded in the rear baggage compartment supports, these I welded in, in reverse so I could use them to screw the interior panels onto. I also cut out and welded on the data plate holder on the rear lower fuselage. And finally welded in the last top U channel above the shoulder harness brackets and epoxy primed everything. I know the aluminum will weight a little more than the fabric on the interior, I do like the fact that I can remove it and get to something behind it if I have too. I did that with the sport trainer I built and had to get to some wires and a fuel line that was behind the panels and it was easier to unscrew a panel than cut fabric and patch. I will attach some photos of the sport trainer interior on next post.
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    Here are some pics of the interior build on my Sport Trainer.
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    Legend started using removable fabric panels held in with velcro to save weight over the aluminum interior panels. Looking great.

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    What was the fabric cemented too? Plastic or other material


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