Ragwing RW1 Ultra Piet

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  1. Aug 18, 2019 #141

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    sweet! i really wish I had made stick built ribs for my RW6. Maybe I'll build another set of wings for it once it's flying. I see that Scott Cassler billed my credit card for half of the engine so that means he's building the engine now. Won't be long and that plane will be in the air and I'll have room to getvreal serious about the RW19/20.
     
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  2. Aug 23, 2019 #142

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  3. Aug 24, 2019 #143

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    I'm curious about the "All parts beyond this point are not airworthy" notation on the floor. What's the story with that?
     
  4. Aug 24, 2019 #144

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    they are 4 inch brakes, the drum was welded to the wheel
     
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    oh man, I just ordered my Azusa 4 1/2" drum brakes and the drum but I ordered the aluminum back brake hub. If I had ordered the steel back model I suppose I could have welded it to the gear leg/axle. But this way if anything goes wrong with it I can just unbolt it and replace it. However, the aluminum weight savings is offset by the steel flange that gets welded to the gear leg/axle to mount it to. I like it though (your setup). very simple and yet. . . elegant!
     
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    Wingnut, what a cool little airplane! what engine?
     
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  7. Aug 27, 2019 #147

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  8. Aug 31, 2019 #148

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    got some T-88 mixed up and glued the plywood web to the aileron. I also cut out the brackets for where the struts attach to the fuselage.
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  9. Sep 7, 2019 #149

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    did a little more work on the brakes, I made the little part to hold the line when the peddle is pressed. Gave the wheel a spin and tested the peddle and it seemed to work well.
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  10. Sep 11, 2019 #150

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    Did some work on my aileron. The wood cut and glued to the plywood web for strength.
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  11. Sep 27, 2019 #151

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    finished the wood work on my aileron this week.
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  12. Sep 28, 2019 #152

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    managed to get a coat of varnish on one of the ailerons
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    I did a reroute of my brake cables, I think they will work well the new way, and turned a strip of metal into a steering bar for the tail wheel and rudder. and a bracket for the wires to support the horizontal stab.
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  14. Oct 7, 2019 #154

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    no picture worthy progress, but I have been working on getting a coat of varnish on the wings. I've gotten one coat on about 3/4 of one wing. Lots of little nooks and places to get a brush into.
     
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    Still working of varnishing my wings. I took a break for a while though and made the parts for the aileron pulleys to attach to. 20191008_143829_resized.jpg
     
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    been busy with a can of varnish. Both wings now have one coat on them. Now to get coat two done
     
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    I haven't made much progress to report lately. Work and life getting in the way of building. I did get to get a little work done today. I cut the slots in the horizontal stab. and elevators for the hinges to slide into. I have been putting this off for a while, kind of scared to ruin the parts by goofing up, but they turned out well.
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