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TWF Techniques: Sparless Wing Joiner Tube Installation (Part 4 of 4)

Posted by J.S. Decker on Dec 30, 2007, 15:04
This is the fourth and final part of a series of articles on installing joiner tubes in sparless TWF wings.



TWF Techniques: Sparless Wing Joiner Tube Installation (Part 3 of 4)

Posted by J.S. Decker on Dec 30, 2007, 15:03
This is the third part of a series of articles on installing joiner tubes in sparless TWF wings.



TWF Techniques: Sparless Wing Joiner Tube Installation (Part 2 of 4)

Posted by J.S. Decker on Dec 30, 2007, 15:02
This is the second part of a series of articles on installing joiner tubes in sparless TWF wings.



TWF Techniques: Sparless Wing Joiner Tube Installation (Part 1 of 4)

Posted by J.S. Decker on Dec 30, 2007, 15:01
My goals with my sparless wing joiner tube installation technique are 1) to minimize time spent preparing the cores for vacuum bagging the skins on, 2) result in a sufficiently robust structure, and 3) be simple to execute.  Using the technique described below, I can have an Ultron, JARTeron, or Rotor prep’d for bagging with a few hours of work, if I do not make any mistakes that require additional time to fixed.  I have yet to have a wing in-flight failure, and for those less than optimal landings, this joiner system performs better than a conventional plywood rib and sub-rib system.  And, the technique does not require any special jigs or other tools not found in the typical scratch builder’s shop.  Here is the step-by-step procedure for joiner tube installation that I use...




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