The Wings.


After FINALLY finishing the flaps and ailerons I'm getting ready to build the wings. First I had to get the spar back from my friend's house ( he nursed it while I was living in Hamilton ). I didn't realize it would be so exciting seeing the spar next to the fuselage like that !! ( Tear in eye ).

Spar prior to closing

Getting ready to close the spar.

After I closed the spar there was a lot of fiddly bits with fitting the undercarriage mounts and aileron bellcrancks etc. to the spar. Next I contoured the upper and lower spar caps to suit the rib made a hell of a mess and wasn't easy considering my workshop was about 35 degrees (Celcius !!.. whew!!).

Attaching the Spar

A VERY exciting part.... Attaching the spar... Its finally starting to look more like an aeroplane than a canoe !!

Starting to attach the ribs  

Now the whole thing gets topsy turvey and flips onto its nose and the ribs are attached.

(Other Falco builders may note that it would normally be flipped up the other way but I needed to do this for a number of space reasons.)

Even more ribs !  

Slowly it starts looking like a wing.....

Prior to skinning  

Here I had to remove the flap/aileron skin on the left side due to not being entirely happy with the result..

(I need to clean the workshop too!!)

Next.... the Skinning.. Gulp!!