First order of business was to install the wing alignment
pins which were discussed last week. Next we installed a dowel pin
thru the wing mounting block in the fuse. This dowel ties the bolt
block to the wing seat plywood and on into a fuse former.
The plywood wing mounting plate was epoxied into place on the wing,
Now we drilled the block by drilling thru existing hole in the wing.
The bolt did not seat flat on the mounting plate. Instead of counter
boring the wing plate we added a wedge shaped hardwood block on top of
the plate. Another assembly shows us that every thing looks fine.
Now we locate the 1/32 plywood which will become out wing saddle. Wax
paper was installed under the 1/32 plywood to prevent us from gluing the
fuse wing seat to the wing. Pictures were taken and we called it a
Now I know this may not seem like a lot accomplished, but remember, we
always take a supper break on build night. Because I forgot to pick up
screws we had to make a hobby shop run. Much discussion was also
needed tonight. Probably one more slow looking night and
progress will look faster for a while.
Before we started this project Wednesday nites were always
middle of the week fly night. That quit once we started the project.
Before last week we had about three weeks of temps hovering around 100 and
above, therefore flying was not thought about. Then last weekend
(Labor Day weekend)((3 day holiday)) it rained hard 2 of the 3 days, so more
was missed. Anyhow we were feeling really sorry for ourselves and
decided to shelf the project this week and fly. What a beautiful nite!
Daytime high today was 86F with light cross wind changing latter to
straight down the runway.
For you guys that like the pictures, we took a picture of us at the field
with the planes we were flying. Left is Greg and his Rising Star
Trainer, center is Rick and his Cermark F16, and right is Gary and his
Carden 300s. Now I can here the gears turning in your heads as I write
this......Why is Greg flying his trainer? Well, in the not too distant
past, Greg was flying his Cap (known as snap Cap), and was about 2
snaps high.....problem is....he did 3 snaps. Guess you can figure the