Long EZ N28EZ...The Canard (the Front Wing)
Our first experience with hot wire cutting of styrofoam...the canard cores.
After finishing the cutting of the foam, Bob and I clowned around with the cores...pretending WE were aircraft, I guess...or it might have been the beer we had to celebrate the succesful completion of another step! Note the completed fuselage behind me...we still hadn't figured how to get it out of the basement!
This is the canard after glassing and installation of the elevator hinges. The "tent" on the worktable was a stand I made to hold the plans section we were working on at a reasonable angle, and to keep them open to the current page. It also served to keep the epoxy off of them as much as possible.
Here it is with the elevators in place. They were later removed again for fitting to the notch in the front of the fuselage, and filling and painting. The elevators also had to be checked for the proper balance. That little radio on the table is a cheap Radio Shack aircraft frequencies scanner. Hearing those pilots talking kept us going, knowing that someday we would be up there!
© Copyright Harley M. Dixon 1981-2018.
Readers must seek permission to re-publish whether in written,
printed, electronic or any other form.