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YELLOWMAULE
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:04 am    Post subject: The M-5 Wingtip Trick Reply with quote

Well, the wings are coming together, off to the paint booth and I'm fighting fitting the tips being installed between the skins/spar & ribs. It's like wrestling an agitated, oiled snake with precognitive abilities.
This installation is in accordance with drawing # 2111F, Rev. B
Who has successfully managed this and what was your trick? I've tried just about everything I can think of including getting up at 4 am before it can know I'm coming to wrestle it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only had to fit one wingtip and it went reasonably well but there was 3 of us... One on a ladder and the other two with arms in the inspection holes wiggling things together.

I know, not much help...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol...
use a couple of putty knives to keep the layers separated. it can be a little tricky.
you DID install nutplates in the end rib so that the tip is removable, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need help or just someone to point and laugh, give me a call! Not at 0400 though!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make a video as soon will have to fight the same battle.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My cousin's M5 tips are positioned OVER the skins and screwed into place....
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1:1 Scale wrote:
My cousin's M5 tips are positioned OVER the skins and screwed into place....


Mine are the same, over the skins.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine are as well!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My M-6 also. I was wondering if this was done differently on the M-5.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My M5 is layered between the wing skin and the rib with rivets and the fit looks good. I have seen another later model M5 that the wing tip is screwed to the outside.

DVD Drawing 2111F Rev B section B shows the wing tip to sandwich between the wing skin and the rib.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting; I’ll have to look more closely the next time I come across an M-5.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah ok, now I see the difficulty. Mine M5 were riveted on top of the wing skin. I replaced the rivets with locknuts.
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