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Comment by Waldomiro Moreira on November 30, 2011 at 6:57am

Hi Robert

What we did was very simple:
1- removed leading edge slat
2-created a new transversal section wing bord with 3 plywood template and kept the original wing chord from the attack bord to the opposite bord (meaning that the CG was mantained
3-took an aluminium sheet and bent it into the plywood template and bonded it keeping the exact curvature
4- laminated composites layers with biaxial fabrics and resin
5- installed an internal ribs in order to bolt the new attack bord to the original wing slat aluminium bars
6- finishings at both sides of the attack bord were laminated
7-riveted the part above and below the wings
8- sanded/primer surface and final painting!
9- flight tests as commented! I am very happy so far

Forgot to say that decided to add aluminium tanks linked thru a one way valve to the original one. Actually these tanks give a double endurance!
Comment by Robert Pelland on November 28, 2011 at 5:21pm

Waldomiro, I like what looks like the 57 Chevy side trim mouldings.

Comment by Waldomiro Moreira on November 28, 2011 at 9:24am

The Cherry Red bird is flying better (cruse speed increased 10+ kt.) keeping a nice and smooth approach for landing. Extra tanks have been added for extended range. I will keep updated after dozens of flights trials for comparison.

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