Ragwing RW1 Ultra Piet

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  1. May 24, 2019 #121

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    rainy days are good for working in the shop. I got the nose ribs attached to the wing. I then made a template for the leading edge wrap for the center section and used it to cut out the leading edge plywood. it is strapped and clamped to the leading edge now to form the shape.
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  2. May 25, 2019 #122

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    worked on the leading edge strip and the aileron spar today, also glued in the wingtip dowel
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  3. May 28, 2019 #123

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    I got a coat of varnish on the inside of the center leading edge area during my lunch break today
     
  4. May 30, 2019 #124

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    the second coat of varnish is on the inside of the plywood leading edge and the area it will cover and had time to get the first coat of varnish on the area that will be covered by the leading edge plywood on the wing during lunch today.
     
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    glued the leading edge plywood to the leading edge of the center section over lunch today
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    It has been a hectic couple of weeks. The little piet hasn't gotten much attention. I did get a few minutes to measure and cut some gusset strips and mix some T-88 for the top of the center section.
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    gusset strips cut measured and glued to the bottom of the center section wing now
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    i installed the trailing edge to the wings and then soaked and clamped the first piece of leading edge plywood to the wing to get the wood to shape.
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    20190624_185151_resized.jpg Did some more varnishing today. Got the second coat on the inside of the leading edge plywood piece. I also managed to drill the strut brackets and get them installed, then removed them to varnish the bolt holes and area around the brackets.
     
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    The piece of leading edge plywood is now glued in place.
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    Took the clamps off the leading edge then measured and cut the second piece. Well long story short i somehow measured wrong so now have to order another sheet of plywood. lucky i had the third piece to use so it is now cut the right size. It was soaked and now clamped to the leading edge to form.
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    i unclamped the leading edge piece from the wing and marked out where the glue goes then put on a coat of varnish. I put the plane up on some sawhorses and put the gear legs back on it.
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    did the second coat of varnish on the plywood, and did some more work on getting the landing gear put back on
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    I slipped away to the shop during a rain storm and glued the leading edge wing panel onto the wing
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    The last leading edge wing plywood panel is measured, cut, soaked, and prebent on the wing, I was just too hot to do anything more in the shop.
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    the last piece of plywood leading edge is glued in place
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    I did some bits and pieces on the rag wing today. A gusset strip is glued in place. The ailerons were cut off and the plywood web glued in place
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    Some more of the fiddly wing parts are done. I glued in some of the braces and the wood strips to the back of the aileron web.
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    it isn't much but a couple more pieces cut and glued in place.
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    got the wing flipped over and put on the plywood strips to the bottom. then did some work on my brakes
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