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Offline Mike Griffin

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Forerunner with Millenium wing
« on: March 11, 2019, 04:01:40 PM »
Thought I would post a few pictures of the Build of the Forerunner with a Millenium Wing.  This is the Jig I built to slice the proper airfoil rib slices.
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 05:56:56 PM »

  Mike, I am really interested in the build of the Forerunner, please keep posting all the construction as you do it.
 I am also interested in how  to build a millinum wing, if you would send me some info to my email or p/m me with it I'd sure be thankful..
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 06:54:28 PM »
Hi Gil,

I will post pictures as I go along.  I am trying to finish up the test build on the Squaw kit and work a little on the Forerunner at the same time.  I have some pictures that Tom Morris sent me that might help and I will send you an e mail with some of the pictures that might help.  I need your e mail address and if you don't want to post it here, send me a private message.

I finally found plans through Steve Moon.  That gave me the root chord and airfoil and that is all you need to build a Millennium wing.

Mike
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 07:27:20 PM »
Here is a mock up of the leading and trailing edge showing how the rib sits on them.  Of course there is a slotted spar that the ribs sit down in and it is not shown in these first few pictures..  I will start building the spar soon and show it in pictures as well.  This may bore the heck out of those who build Millennium wings but this pictorial building thread will be for those who have never built one.

Mike
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:40:08 AM »
  :) Mike why the millennium wing and not an I beam? I would go on step farther yet. Use a 3/16 balsa sheet for spar. the spar will get notches for the ribs to slide in. Instead of a true I beam use flat carbon strips glued on the flat surface of the 3/16 balsa sheet. That will make for a super nice wing that is stiff and light.
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 12:10:34 PM »
Having built may I beams and five Millennium wings, I can say that the Millennium wing is easier and faster and lighter.  Tom has tried many varieties of wing s construction over the last 20 years and this seems to be the best for what we do. The main spar is a snap and no fuselage to  line up with it and the wing is built out side the fuselage, unlike an I beam. There are exceptions, but... H^^ H^^
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Re: Forerunner with Millenium wing
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2019, 10:09:50 PM »
What TY said

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