Deuelly's Verhees Delta build

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  1. Feb 4, 2017 #1

    Deuelly

    Deuelly

    Deuelly

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    So I'm finally getting started on the delta. I actually haven't had the plans long but a new baby has been my top priority for the last couple of weeks. Now that I've been able to sleep a little I decided to get a little work done. At first updates are probably going to be a little sporadic. After a while I hope things will be more consistent.

    Anyway, I've gathered up some of the materials I need to get started. All the sheet metal in the plane is .025 aluminum. Either 2024 or 6061, you have a choice. I'm using 2024. Spar caps are aluminum angle and there are random 4130 plate fittings throughout the plane.

    The plans have you start with the main spar. It's located about 2/3 chord of the wing just behind the pilot. It's made up of 1/8 inch angle spar caps and .025 spar web with .025 stiffeners. I only had about two and a half hours but I got a lot done.

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    One of the Spherical bearings for the wing fold.

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    Spar web stiffeners being made.

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    Spar web cut with some pilot holes drilled.

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    Center section main spar and cap. Yes they're curved.

    That's it for today hopefully more to come soon.
     
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  2. Mar 19, 2017 #2

    Deuelly

    Deuelly

    Deuelly

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    Not moving to fast right now but I figured I'd do an update.

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    Started fitting the Spar caps and spar stiffeners. Also have all the wing fold weldments done but forgot a picture. Going to start forming ribs for the outer panels tomorrow.

    Since this isn't a big post I figured I'd add a couple other projects I'm working on.

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    That's all for now.

    Brandon
     
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