Re: Installing a new main wing

Sam Hoskins

I raised the TE because the old angle of incidence had problems. I know
this because I was flying it. If you have not flown this aircraft I don't
think you have any basis for making a change.

In addition, my rear wing had already been replaced back in 1987 and the
alignment may not have been perfect back then, so this time around I was
actually correcting the previous repair.

I would be more comfortable striving to insert your wing according to plans.

Has this plane flown? Have you already removed the old wing (I hope not

If you have not removed the wing, make a couple of dead nuts
accurate templates for the level lines for the old wing AND THE FUSELAGE.
Then transfer to the new wing.

There may be photos in my blog.


On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM, Martin <mskiby@...> wrote:


I received a very nicely built Main wing from Rick Hole this past week and
it is ready to install. I will need some suggestions on getting the plane
level at this stage. Jay has offered a level fixture that I hope will do
the trick and ease my mind on this. I have the intention of decreasing the
angle of incidence by moving the rear of the wing about 1/8 inch up before
floxing it in. Our previous wing had too much lift and we actually placed
three cuts in the bottom from the aileron to the tip and twisted the wing
up so the tip was about 3/8 up. It made a cool looking wing, but I don't
want to do that again I would rather change the incindence slightly and
avoid the issue all together.

I think Sam also raised his slightly when he installed the new one.

Thanks in advance to the group. I'll keep you all posted. Hopefully not to
much longer before I have her back in the air.

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