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Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerParked25-Jan-16 20:54
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Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerParked30-Jun-15 20:48
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There you have it. I might add I installed the engine cooling tubes just prior to installing the front elevator assembly.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 20:39
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With most of the rigging complete, the rear struts were finally installed and the rear portion of the rigging complete. I might add that the wing-warping rigging is confined to the two outer most rear struts only.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 20:32
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Its only after the wing-warping and internal rigging is complete, when the "outside" rigging is started. Note the fuel line being routed around the struts to the tank. Some pictures show the fuel line hanging off the leading edge, some pictures show it to be more tight. It was just an arbitrary decision on my part. Just seemed to "look right."
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 20:24
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With the wing-warping complete, now starting on the internal rigging (called longitudinal, according to the blue prints)
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 20:08
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This is the underside of the top wing. The wing warping rigging is complete. No other rigging is (yet) installed and lack of the remaining rear struts helps me to get my hands inside.
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Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 20:00
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Rigging wing-warping first. Home made pulley is near the strut small tubular beads were purchased at local arts & crafts store
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 19:56
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All the main accessories are in place. Held off installing the rear struts to allow room for my hands and tools.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 19:50
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The left prop drive assembly is complete. This whole assembly is held in place by the main tube just glued to the engine axle and the other end to the prop mount. Pretty fragile set up.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 19:42
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The assembly is complete. The main support is on top, the two tubes containing the drives chains are on the bottom supported by a small brace.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 19:37
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Sorry guys. Goofed on the captioning. Assembling the main prop drives. On the original Flyer the main tube connects directly from the axle of the engine to the prop mounts. Here, I'm holding one of the additional tubes that will contain the drive chains.
Skyediamonds1985Guillows 1903 Wright FlyerBuild30-Jun-15 19:34
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Assembling the tubular drive from the engine to the prop mounts. If you look carefully, you can see the original wooden Guillow 's drive b
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