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Andy Werback's Legacy Project : NACA Inlets, flap setup, speed brake covers

01 - 30 - 2005

This month focused on some basic assemblies, getting the controls partially installed, doing the NACA submerged inlets (check the NASA web site - lots of studies available in their historical records!). Building the flap center hinge, building fiberglass shaped speedbrake covers (instead of flat metal plates)

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The eyeball vent is set up with a release and then the nutplates were installed

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The outer cover is faired in and the inlet itself is faired in. Just a copy of some excellent work I've seen elsewhere

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The flap bearing support is make from phenolic and BIDs, lined up to get free movement with the flap torque tubes

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The cover is make from BID and shaped foam. It weighs less than the metal plates and should be invisible after paint (but still removable if necessary)


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