Re: Canard mounting
Pat Panzera <panzera@...>
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From: "Jon Finley"
Lynn,it's accuracy is
in question. I will double check it per the core cuttingtemplates and
bring with me to Ottawa.Accuracy is totally in question, and without it, the whole
exercise if for not. The template is of the foam core, and does
not allow for the multiple layers of glass, nor the overlapping
Then comes the part of aligning a 2 dimensional jig with a 3
dimensional wing. Remember, we have tons of anihedral (sp?) so
any misalignment of the jig from being parallel with the
fueslage's centerline will throw off any measurements.
Additionally, the jig it self must be plumb or you'll get an
inaccurate reading.... and with that, the wing being measured
must be leveled span-wise. And from what point on an existing Q
will you hook or but the tape measure to establish BL48.8?
It's not just a matter of walking up to an airplane and plopping
down a jig with a level on it.
IMHO, the only way to check one of our airplanes, it to make
templates from the prototype (or one that we know flys well) and
transfer the template locations to the ground. We'd also need a
way to reestablish the waterline on each ship being measured.
Some of us may not have installed a bubble level into the
fueslage at the time of building, and since the initial jigging
of the fueslage is arbitrary at best, one simply can't use hard
points such as the top of the rudder fin, or the forward edge of
I'm totally behind the effort, and hope the best for all
someoneUnfortunately, my canard template is for the LS-1. If
BL48.8 orcould cut
waterline accuratelytherabouts - lay it on a piece of fiberboard with the
top of thelined up with one straight edge of the board and trace the
surfacecanard. The digital level would be placed on the straight
reference??on the top
there. Are these
planes thattemplates for the GU canard? We will plan on measuring all
Super Levelshowup at Ottawa (depending on which canard they have).
bring them if(digital) that seemed to work the best for me. Could
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