Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Log In | Register

Official Spitfire Build Diary - Stages 17 - 23 Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 05 December 2013 16:42:50

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Pack 05 contains Stages 17 - 20

Stage 17 - Contains a rear wing spar, wooden strips and the upper wing tip ribs.

Test-fit then glue the rear spar on the rib tails.

Test-fit then glue rib 16 into the wing frame, followed by ribs 17,18 and 19.

Take a 4x4mm wood strip provided in the previous stage, locate it into the upper forward rib notches and butted up to the previous 4x4mm spar strip fitted, then cut the overhang end flush with the last wing tip rib. Then glue the wing spar strip into position.

Carefully store the wooden strips and the wing tip rib fret until the next stage.
Tomick attached the following image(s):
S17-1.JPG
S17-2.JPG
S17-3.JPG
S17-4.JPG
S17-5.JPG
S17-6.JPG
Tomick
#2 Posted : 09 December 2013 17:30:54

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Stage 18 - Contains the lower wing tip ribs, wooden strips and a length of tube.

Take a 4 x 4mm wooden strip and place it along the groove behind the main spar on the underside of the wing, up against the existing 4x4mm
wooden strip.
Make a mark in line with the last rib, then cut the strip to length, apply glue to the contact points and fix the strip into place.

Take the upper wing tip rib frett that came with the previous stage.

Identify and mark the parts with a pencil, as shown. Then cut the pieces from the fret.

Test-fit, then glue ribs A-D onto the wing tip, then test-fit ribs E and F in place in the larger holes atthe front of the wing tip. Apply glue to the contactareas of E and glue into place. Before E dries, glue
F into place up against it. (Ensure that you remove any excess glue from the wing tip rib slots on the wing tip underside).

Test-fit then glue rib G into the notches of ribs A-F.


Cut away the excess of the 4x4mm wooden strips which protrude from the first rib at the wing root.


Tomick attached the following image(s):
S18-1.JPG
S18-2.JPG
S18-3.JPG
S18-4.JPG
S18-5.JPG
S18-6.JPG
S18-7.JPG
S18-8.JPG
S18-9.JPG
Tomick
#3 Posted : 09 December 2013 17:43:59

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Stage 19 - Contains, the left wing main spar and rib reinforcment parts.

Take the lower wing tip rib fret that came with the previous stage. Identify the parts and mark with a pencil, as shown.

Fit and glue these ribs in a similar way that you fitted the uper wing tip ribs.

Take the reinforcement fret provided with this stage and remove the individual pieces.

Take the rib nose reinforcements, apply glue to the front of the fifth rib and fit the reinforcements as shown. They should be fitted flush with the upper and lower edge of the rib edge.

Now apply glue along the top of the rib leading backwards and into the two notches, then fit the long reinforcement flush with the top of the rib, (you may need to lightly clamp this peice to the rib).
Tomick attached the following image(s):
S19-1.JPG
S19-2.JPG
S19-3.JPG
S19-4.JPG
S19-5.JPG
S19-6.JPG
Tomick
#4 Posted : 09 December 2013 17:55:37

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Pack 06 contains Stages 20 - 23

Stage 20 - Contains left wing ribs 1 & 2, rib reinforcemsnts and a 4x4mm wooden strip.

The assembly of the left wing is similar to the asmbly of the right wing.

Mark the ribs as shown (1 & 2).

Take the left wing main spar, then test-fit rib 2 in position on the spar. Apply glue to the second notch in the spar and set it at 90 degrees to the spar. Check that the top of the rib is aligned with the
top of the spar, and make sure the projections at the bottom of the rib are flush with the work surface.

Retrieve the tube provided with Stage 18 and the right wing assembly.

Pass the tube down the wing through the holes at the rear of the front ribs. Stop passing the tube along the wing when it reaches approximately halfway between the first and the second ribs at the wing root.

You will notice that the tube extends past the end of the wing tip. Do not cut away the excess just yet.

Hold the tube into the holes in the ribs, the apply superglue or epoxy glue to set the tube in place.

Carefully store the remaining parts.

Tomick attached the following image(s):
S20-1.JPG
S20-2.JPG
S20-3.JPG
S20-4.JPG
S20-5.JPG
Tomick
#5 Posted : 30 December 2013 12:23:17

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Pack 06 contains stages 21 - 23

Stage 21 - Contains wing ribs 3, 4 & 5 and a wooden strip.

Mark the rib number onto each of the ribs.

Test-fit then glue ribs 3, 4 and 5 into the indicated notches of the left main spar. Ensure that each rib is set square to the spar.

Carefully store the wooden strip.

Tomick attached the following image(s):
S21-1.JPG
S21-2.JPG
S21-3.JPG
S21-4.JPG
S21-5.JPG
Tomick
#6 Posted : 30 December 2013 12:26:33

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Stage 22 - Contains wing ribs 6 & 11, rib reinforcements and a wooden strip.

Mark the rib numbers onto the ribs.

Test-fit then glue rib 6 in the notch two along the spar from rib 5. Check that the top and bottom of the rib are properly positioned, and that it is set at a right angle to the main spar.

Cut the reinforcements from the fret and take the right wing assembly.

Take the rib nose reinforcements, apply glue to the front of the ninth rib, and place the two reinforcements into position, slotting them into the spar and aligning them with the outer edge of the rib.
The glue the shorter of the remaining reinforcements, onto the tail of the ninth rib, on the same side as the reinforcements at the front. Align it with the top edge of the rib.
Take the last reinforcement, apply glue to the underside of the rib, on the same side as the other reinforcements, and fit it in place.

Carefully store the wooden strip and rib 11.
Tomick attached the following image(s):
S22-1.JPG
S22-2.JPG
S22-3.JPG
S22-4.JPG
S22-5.JPG
S22-6.JPG
S22-7.JPG
S22-8.JPG
S22-9.JPG
S22-10.JPG
S22-11.JPG
Tomick
#7 Posted : 30 December 2013 12:35:02

Rank: Pro

Groups:

Joined: 24/08/2009
Posts: 44,239
Points: -6,448
Stage 23 - Contains wing rib 12 and rib 5 & rib 6 reinforcements.

Cut the rib 6 reinforcement pieces from the fret as shown.

Apply glue to the lower half of the front of rib 6, and place the reinforcement flush with the edge of the rib.

Test-fit then glue middle reinforcement up against the same rib on the lower half. Make sure it is flush with the top edge.

Take the left wing assembly, place the rib tails onto a block of wood in the same way as you did with the right at Stage 12.

Apply glue to the notch between the first two ribs, then fit rib 12 into the glued notch, resting its tail on top of the block of wood. Before the glue dries check that the spacing between the first three ribs is equal, and make sure that the top of the ribs are aligned with the spar.

Carefully store the remaining parts.
Tomick attached the following image(s):
S23-1.JPG
S23-2.JPG
S23-3.JPG
S23-4.JPG
S23-5.JPG
S23-6.JPG
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.158 seconds.
DeAgostini