Wing - Fixtures and stands
Yesterday and today, I took down the wing stand and started building a paint stand. The paint stand is intended to suspend a subassembly, such as a wing, or the horizontal stabilizer, between two stands for painting. I built two end stands, each of which accepts a PVC pipe bolted to a bracket. The bracket would be bolted to the subassembly to be painted. The stands allow the subassembly to be rotated while painting so you can paint both sides.
|The wing stand in pieces.|
|Look ma, no big piece of lumber in the middle of the garage to walk into. It's nice, not having to duck when I go in and out of the garage door.|
|Two paint stands. The PVC would connect to a bracket on the piece to paint.|
|Here's the bracket for the wing spar.|
|Here's how they connect together. Note the wing is still sitting on the table. I have to build a bracket for the other end.|
|This is a wing dolly, which is used to move the wing around. My wife has a hard time carrying one end of the wing, so this should make moving the wing to the storage rack easier.|