Kwik-Fli, Slow Build: 30 May 2011

Kwik-Fli, Slow Build Blog Series header graphic. With a close-up of the model's engine at center, the graphic is done in orange and blue.

30 May 2011. I found some Kwik Fli II formers and I made other “masks”. I’m also ready to sue the Mk. III wing jig, even without the full sheeting of the wing. I think that I can pin the front and back sheeting on the jig and proceed. One thing I’ll have to consider is the Square L.E. that must be slightly shaped to be positioned on the jig.

Scan of a printed picture. Picture shows the Kwik-Fli Mk. II wing as it is being assembled in a wing jig.

Another thing is the dihedral: the spars and doublers are cut exactly in accordance with a specific dihedral and I hope that they are the same… Everything else should fall in place quite nicely, and it is very convenient to be able to assemble the entire wing on the jig, without removing it until the end. The result should be a real “true” wing! I’ll have to cut other two ribs: strange enough, the main landing gear plywood center rib is just that, a “center rib”, simply glued to the front and rear spar. I do not like it! For a very small weight penalty, I would rather prefer to cut two more ribs (medium-hard balsa), epoxy the plywood center ribs to them and have a much stronger landing gear structure!

Scan of black, printed text on a white page. Text is two lines from the 25 May 2011 log entry.
Scan of part of the text from Beppe’s 25 May 2011 log entry.

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