Left wing compilation

The left wing is a mirror image of the right wing... so I won't explain the whole process again. Instead, I'll just post a few pictures and talk about a few things. If you are interested in the "how-to's", look at my previous posts of my starboard wing.


Laying all the foam pieces out...


Getting ready to bond the pieces to form each individual FC section... I prepped a 2x1 to help clamp FC1 together...


FC1 work...


Ready to trim the shell off...


I didn't have a bandsaw large enough to cut the shell.. so I purchased a few straight edges from Home Depot and clamped them to FC1...








Then, using a saw... I cut away...




It came out pretty smooth. I still would have preferred a bandsaw... but MacGyver taught me a thing or two...



















Making sure the reference plane is perpendicular to the shear web face...


Used a jigsaw and made a few passes...


FC1 shell's forward face...











Ready for the shear web..






I noticed that when I bonded the shell back on to FC1, the forward face was a bit sloped...


Here is a closer look...


So I trimmed along the edge and shimmed it back up...


I then squeegeed dry micro in there... and let it cure. The shell's face is not parallel and level with the rest of FC1...









Shearweb complete and leading edge bonded on... ready for the bottom spar cap!



Bottom spar cap prep...



Bottom spar cap complete. NAV 2 antenna prep...


NAV 2 antenna on the bottom surface of the left wing... my dad helping me glass the bottom surface of the wing...


Another shot of my dad helping me glass the bottom surface of the left wing...



Left wing top spar cap complete...



The USF team helping me glass the top surface of the left wing...


Left wing, fwd inboard rib layup....


Trimming up and cleaning up all edges post cure... left wing "complete"!


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