From what I have seen, moving a wing skin tends to be a two person operation. The video

below is a demonstration of a vacuum lifting frame I constructed to allow one person to

easily moving a wing skin between a worktable and the wing skeleton.

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Comment by Damon Brantley on March 12, 2019 at 8:28pm

Hi Fred,

I could not cleco at first because no holes had been drilled. I have done the tape thing with the stabilizer for example, but decided that would be too awkward for a 12 foot wing skin. Having handled enough rolled up sheetmetal in the project, I did not think I could maintain good control with unrolling the skin onto the frame.

I notice from your profile you are building from a kit. I am scratchbuilding so do not have predrilled holes. That means lots of moving the skin back and forth to assure myself that I have the alignmen correct before I do anything that can't be undone.. I have probably put the skin off and on 10 times already as I check and adjust. For me, building this lift has been a big help.

Comment by Fred John Thomas on March 12, 2019 at 8:11pm

Why not cleco a long anything to the skin?

Or tape something to the leading edge?

Or you can carry the sheet rolled up and roll it out  on your wing.

I do appreciate that making tools can be half the cuf though

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