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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:30 am
by yankeflyer
Some progress on the Lazair hauler - the winglets may take a beating at highway speeds .

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:23 pm
by JPXman
if you must leave them like this, make a vertical spoiler out of say 4" by 4" of foam to make the air more turbulent , and tape it to your wing about 2' in front of your wingtip. tape it well, as it will now take the wind load.

if you see it fluttering too much, those wingtips aren't hard to pop off, just a few rivets. and you can always buy new fibreglass ones from mike mcq when you arrive at destination.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:03 pm
by yankeflyer
They will have a camera on them and they will be watched closely on the testdrive in a few days. I was thinking of removing the covering since it is wrinkled and needs updated anyway however that would still leave the frame in the wind. The buses 11 ft. tall and just under 8 ft. wide so very little of the wings will be in direct wind. I may still come up with a shield to mount in between the bus in the plane.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:32 am
You could get some boat shrink wrap and cover the whole thing or take it to a boat place and have them do it.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:01 pm
by yankeflyer
Ya I thought about that too. I have to do everything I`m doing now so if price and availablity will let that be an option, its a good idea.

I`ll be welding all day the rest of the week.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:44 pm
by JPXman
just don't make this mistake

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:11 pm
by yankeflyer
coming together

PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:12 pm
by yankeflyer
Be on the road by Friday.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:57 pm
by yankeflyer
almost on the road again-I sure will miss this 12000sqft shop

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:55 am
by yankeflyer
Everything made it to Oklahoma Ok. But the wing did have travel damage.
I`ll post a pic or two when I get my computer up. For now it is the Edmond public library for comunications.