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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

did some more tinkering with the brakes, Made little parts to hold the cable while the peddles were pressed. I hooked up the cables and gave the wheels a spin to test them and they seemed to work.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I cut and glued in the wood behind the plywood web of my ailerons.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i finished the wood work on my aileron

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

got a coat of varnish put on one of the ailerons today

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

i snuck off and turned a strip of metal into a steering bar and a bracket for the wires to the horizontal stab.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

nothing picture worthy done, but I have been working on getting a coat of varnish on the wings. I plan on doing 2 coats so this may take a while

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

Can you set up to spray it? Goes a lot faster, and more consistent coverage.

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nothing picture worthy done, but I have been working on getting a coat of varnish on the wings. I plan on doing 2 coats so this may take a while




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

There has been an easy little setup, maybe one of Bill Rewey's ideas or maybe just an old-time solution to varnishing, where you get an inexpensive and fairly small paintbrush that can fit into most of the nooks and crannies of the ribs and sticks, plus a squeeze-handle oilcan, and a length of aquarium tubing to connect the two. Just get a ty-rap or zip tie to secure one end of the tubing to the brush handle so the end of it points onto the brush bristles and the other end goes on the nipple of the oil can. You can brush away with one hand and squeeze the oil can handle as required to flow varnish onto the brush as you go. Periodic refills of the oil can are necessary, but at least you're not having to dip the brush into the can of varnish and give it a wipe time after time after time. Worth a try (it's cheap enough), and some mineral spirits cleans things up when you're done. You can also add some mineral spirits to the varnish to thin it out a little so it'll flow out and soak into the wood quicker and easier. Again, worth experimenting with depending on the temperature you're trying to work in.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I do plan to spay it into some of the tight places
Taildrag i like your idea may give it a try but it sounds like it could be messy


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

Make sure that whatever covering system you are using is going to be comparable with any varnish it will contact. Quite a chemical battle ensues if you try to put a dope or vinyl product over the top oven on catalyzed varnish I promise. Most of your Hardware varnish will dissolve or lift if exposed to solvents

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I do plan to spay it into some of the tight places
Taildrag i like your idea may give it a try but it sounds like it could be messy




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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I worked some more on getting the wings varnished. I plan to use the stewart system and I have talked to them to confirm the varnish i am using will work with their stuff.
I also took a break from varnishing to make the parts for the pulleys to the aileron control wires to attach to.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I was looking at your Heel brake pedals, and I was curious. Are you going to attach a return spring to bring the pedal back to neutral? I plan on using heel brakes as well and was curious about how you planned to deal with that.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

mine are band breaks so the tension of the band returns the peddle.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

sorry for the lack of updates but haven't had any progress to report until today. I haven't had much free time lately. I did find some time to do a job I have been putting off out of fear of screwing up parts that took a lot of time to build. I cut the slots for the hinges on my horizontal stab and elevators.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

Hoo, boy... here we go again with this slot machine loony troll. List Moderator Matt Dralle: let's remove this poser, please!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

progress has still been slow with work and the flue hitting hard lately
more work on the tail feathers installing the hinges and control horns. Also always lots of varnishing


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

got another coat of varnish on the tail feathers

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

I attached the rudder cables to the rudder peddles. then fitted the front plywood and stringers. now i can adjust the front gas tank and start gluing.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

been pretty busy with work so haven't has a lot of time to slip off to the shop. but did get a little time today and got the nose sealed up and some final touches done to the aft turtle deck.
I also realized that I have been working on this project for 3 years now


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Ragwing Ultra-Piet Reply with quote

What is the firewall material that will go over the plywood? Stainless?

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