Rodger Clarke
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  • Rosebrook, NSW
  • Australia
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"painting wings"
Mar 22
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Bubble door installation

Dust, dust and more dust. Bubble door trimming with Dremel cut off wheel and lots of filing. need a front upper latch just to pull the door leading edge in tight.
Aug 19, 2014
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May 21, 2014
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"Most electrics now installed in cockpit after a long, long, long summer break. Have done two weeks of running wires and crimping. :-)"
Mar 10, 2014
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"Lots of wires coming together, time for some more zip ties"
Jun 10, 2013
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"Selected MGL iEFIS as my primary instrument and navigation system. Unfortunately had to pay for it as we'll."
May 1, 2013
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"Thank you Caleb at Zenith for quick response to a construction question. Just another confirmation that I am constructing the best aircraft."
Apr 6, 2013
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"Wiring diagram worked out, have most of the electric switches, wire, relays and lights ready to go."
Dec 20, 2012
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"Spray painting Aft Fuselage."
Nov 18, 2012
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"New compressor, helped the spray gun but the technique still needs work."
Oct 31, 2012
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"painting has highlighted the inadequacy of my air compressor."
Oct 21, 2012
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"finished my second wing."
Oct 10, 2012
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"more riveting today. leading edge skin to bottom of spar"
Sep 30, 2012
Rodger Clarke posted a status
"Fuel tanks in, bottom skin riveted on."
Sep 27, 2012
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"Second wing skeleton riveted together. Top skin on and fuel plumbing started."
Jul 8, 2012
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"finished fiberglass at last. De-burring and fuel access panels started"
Jun 11, 2012

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Rotax 912
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At 6:30am on October 10, 2012, Allan / Zenair Australia said…
Well done Rodger as you get more done the more you get into it
Cheers Allan
At 7:20am on February 11, 2011, Chumphol Sirinavin said…
77 mm. and 151 mm. are measured from the side of my fuselage, 77 mm. being from the top of Rear Wing Attachment (7F5-1).
At 6:52am on February 11, 2011, Chumphol Sirinavin said…

Hi Rodger,


For the rear part of the new main wing ribs, I keep it pretty much the same as the old profile, adjusting the little triangle at TE. At first, I got the new wing chord 18 mm. short. Now, maybe, it's 1-2 mm longer.


Since my airplane was completed and flown before wing re-build, I keep the flaperon hinge line in its original position. SInce you are building from plans only and I haven't seen how far you are in building the wings, I will suggest this: Build the wings, Install the wings, Determine the hinge position.


Draw Wing Rear Rib (7V1-2), using paper template, on a piece of plywood. Draw Flaperon Bracket (7V4-6) and Flaperon Arm (7V4-7), also using paper templates on the same plywood just as they are assembled correctly to 7V1-2. Mark the pivot hole for flaperon hinge. Now, you can use the drawing on this plywood piece as a jig to assemble the NEW flaperon arm to each wing rear rib and have the holes for hinge pin all in-line. As a matter of fact, I got the shape of my new flaperon arm from this finished drawing on plywood.


After you install the wings on the fuselage, complete with wing struts, you can bore-sight through hinge holes on flaperon arms of each wing and mark the spot on the fuselage for the Root Hinge Pin (7A2-4). In doing this, some use laser pointer, some use small steel tube, while many simply use Eyeball MK-1 and walking back and forth (working alone) to mark the exact position.



I hope this helps you some. More questions are welcome.




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