Monday, February 9, 2015

Lancair IV Wingtip Mod Nomination

Jim Rust and Robbie Grove's Lancair IV.  Photo: Jeremy Dando Link

Title: Lancair IV Wingtip Mod
Experimenters:  Robbie Grove, Jim Rust
Category: Design/Build
Aircraft: N14KP
Author: Elliot Seguin

Argument:  Rob Grove (Grove Aircraft) and Jim Rust (Whirlwind Propeller) are not the kind of guys who like to run a stocker.  With the manufacturing and design capabilities between their two shops there is little they can't do.  This is one great example.  These wingtips have gone from from CAD to tools to parts in the hands of Rob and Jim at their shops in El Cajon California.  This is the kind of range of capability that is the backbone of experimental aviation.

CAD of the wingtip
Wingtip tools
Making templates
Robbie doing the layup
A close up of the layup
The parts under bag

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