Category: Fisher Youngster

Christmas uppdate

Ok so let’s do some simple uppdate on the Youngster project. Just by posting pictures.

Important reinforcement

The elevator on the Tierra2, T-bird2 and Akka needs to be reinforced! I know of two cases when the bolts have snapped. One pilot was killed. 

Aileron work

Working on the ailerons. It’s like building a giant scale RC-plane. These ailerons are quite heavy duty I must say. I understand that they need to be extra strong and stable, because there are only ailerons on the lower wing. 

I got a nice little band saw for Christmas present from my wonderful wife. So cutting up all the sticks was easy. Gluing with T88 epoxy and clamping  with small plastic clamps.

The rod and hinge. I will use ball bearings instead of lexan bushings.

The leading edge is going to be covered with plywood. I painted varnish on the inside before covering. All surfaces to be glued was sanded before.

Using aircraft plywood from Finland.

The plywood is glued at one edge as a first step. I make two test samples for each glue batch. (One test sample is laying on top of the plywood).

Crankshaft work

Went to the machine shop today and got the prop hub and cam gear off the crankshaft.  I turned a ring to fit behind the cam gear to be able to use the hydraulic press.

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Important to protect the bearing surface from the snap ring.

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