Dowel roller for inside wing repair

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Dowel roller for inside wing repair

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roller for wing repair

roller for wing repair: 2009-10-27

Nikon Coolpix 8400

Roller to aid making the repair layup on the inside of the wing, made from a piece of 1" dowel and a wire coat-hanger. The wire handle started out much longer and had to be shortened to fit the confined space inside the wing.

BID rolled for wing repair

BID rolled for wing repair: 2009-10-27

Nikon Coolpix 8400

The BID for the inside layup of the wing repair rolled onto the dowel and retained with a slipknot. The wire handle will get attached to the dowel after both are inserted into the wing cavity through the aileron bellcrank access hole. Note that unlike most BID pieces, this is cut in line with the weave, because it has to align with the weave of the prepreg that it's being laid onto.

wing repair inside layup

wing repair inside layup: 2009-10-27

Nikon Coolpix 8400

Here's the inside layup of the wing repair after the work with the dowel roller, as it appears from the outside. I couldn't get a meaningful picture from the inside. The blue glow through the BID is from the LED lamp I used to help see what I was doing inside the wing.

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