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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:33 pm    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

Yeah, that's what I'm aiming for. They seeem to be the only ones
with the 72" cable I need as well. I'm saving up my sheckles. Or yuans. Smile

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Clif; after dealing with an awkwardly-routed tach cable on my airplane, I
sprung for one of those 90 degree cable adapters from Aircraft Spruce.
About $70 USD, works great.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i soaked and bend the first piece of plywood over the leading edge of the wing to prebend it.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I marked the plywood where it will be glued to the spar, ribs, and nose piece. took it off and then varnished the inside in the areas where the t-88 won't be applied, as soon as the varnish dries I can glue it permanently in place.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

the first leading edge plywood panel is glued in place

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

with a few mins here and there i managed to get another plywood pre=bent varnished and glued to the leading edge.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i unstrapped the second plywood leading edge panel and then measured cut and soaked the last one and strapped it in place to pre-bend

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i took the pre-bent panel off after marking where the t-88 will go and then put one coat of varnish on the rest of the inside of the plywood. Another coat and it will be ready to glue on.
I also got some of the smaller bracing glued in place on the wing


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i got the last panel glued onto the leading edge and did some trimming on the inner rib to get the attachment brackets to go though on the second wing

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

So, looking at thse, I’m curious, are the wings trammelled entirely by the diagonal and fore-and aft wooden braces that I see in the pictures, or will there be some sort of drag/antidrag wire system like in a full-sized Piet?

Looking great BTW!

Kip Gardner

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i got the last panel glued onto the leading edge and did some trimming on the inner rib to get the attachment brackets to go though on the second wing




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

the plans just show the 4 diagnals for anti drag bracing

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:39 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I had a little help so I got out the nicopress and connected the cables from the control stick to the ball crank.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

You will want to trim off the tag ends of the cables where they stick out past the pressed sleeves, just so those ends don't hang up on anything. It will look a little neater too. When I re-did the tail brace wires on my airplane I slipped some heat-shrink tubing onto the cables before making up the thimbles, then slid it back over to cover the tag end after the pressing was done and I was happy with the connections. That was on thimbles that I had the chance to make myself, but since I didn't originally build my Piet, there were some thimbles and shackles that had some fraying cables that would snag my cleaning cloth or hand (ouch) and I couldn't get heat-shrink tubing onto those, so I used safety wire to whip those down smooth (wind over the cable connection with wire). Wire wrapping gives a more old-timey look, too.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:46 am    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

... another little trick, adding onto Oscar's, is to use a small piece of electrical tape to pull the tag end against the standing cable before sliding the heat shrink tubing over the tag end.  The electrical tape will keep individual wires from poking through the heat shrink tubing, now or later.  cheers, Ken

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You will want to trim off the tag ends of the cables where they stick out past the pressed sleeves, just so those ends don't hang up on anything.  It will look a little neater too.  When I re-did the tail brace wires on my airplane I slipped some heat-shrink tubing onto the cables before making up the thimbles, then slid it back over to cover the tag end after the pressing was done and I was happy with the connections.  That was on thimbles that I had the chance to make myself, but since I didn't originally build my Piet, there were some thimbles and shackles that had some fraying cables that would snag my cleaning cloth or hand (ouch) and I couldn't get heat-shrink tubing onto those, so I used safety wire to whip those down smooth (wind over the cable connection with wire).  Wire wrapping gives a more old-timey look, too.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

This has been a busy week so not a lot of progress has been made on the little piet. I did get some time in today though to get a little done. I took the main gear off so I can get the fuselage out of the room it is in and so I can get the brakes fitted to the axle. I also got some more work done on my wing gluing the pieces that go near where the aileron is attached.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

made a few airplane parts this week. I got the part to slide over my axle to keep my wheels from sliding in made and the brakes will attach to them. I am hoping the bungees will be enough to keep it from rotating with the wheel one the brakes are applied. I also got some more done on the wing. Now it is ready to be flipped over so the plywood trim gusset can be put on the bottom.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:58 pm    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

You will need some sort of attachment like a trailing arm to attach firmly to your backing plate and then pivot on gear leg to keep your axle from spinning when brake is applied. Good luck. Sounds like a great build so far

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made a few airplane parts this week. I got the part to slide over my axle to keep my wheels from sliding in made and the brakes will attach to them. I am hoping the bungees will be enough to keep it from rotating with the wheel one the brakes are applied. I also got some more done on the wing. Now it is ready to be flipped over so the plywood trim gusset can be put on the bottom.




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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

There have been a number of us who have not welded stuff to
our axles. These pics show how my brake assy is kept from
rotating while compensating for the rise and fall of the axle.
I got the idea from someone else but can't find the pic. In
that case it was a cable holding the assy.

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> to keep my wheels from sliding in made and the brakes will attach to
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:58 pm    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

Perfect!

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There have been a number of us who have not welded stuff to
our axles. These pics show how my brake assy is kept from
rotating while compensating for the rise and fall of the axle.
I got the idea from someone else but can't find the pic. In
that case it was a cable holding the assy.

Clif
Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit,
you would stay out and your dog would go in




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> You will need some sort of attachment like a trailing arm to attach firmly to your backing plate and then pivot on gear leg to keep your axle from spinning when brake is applied. Good luck. Sounds like a great build so far

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I flipped the wing over and glued in the reinforcement parts where the ailerons attach to the wing. Also glued on some of the plywood strips.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:18 am    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

That is looking really good!

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I flipped the wing over and glued in the reinforcement parts where the ailerons attach to the wing. Also glued on some of the plywood strips.




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