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Offline ParQld

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Clamps for DE Spars
« on: October 05, 2015, 03:14:37 AM »
As Leonard says.... "how many clamps do you need..... one more than you have."

I am looking to buy some clamps for my spar / rib glue up as the clamps i have wont reach around the back of the front spar and hold the ribs in place against the front spar.  I am looking at these but not 100% sure they are big enough although i think they might be. they are an 11" Irwin vice grip

http://www.amazon.com/Vise-Grip-11-Inch-Locking-Swivel-20-11SP/dp/B00004SBB9/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1444038781&sr=8-15&keywords=c+clamps&refinements=p_n_shipping_option-bin%3A3242350011


Amazon has them at a good price  $15.67   as they are $43.98 AUD to buy locally ($31.21 USD on todays rate) even after shipping it saves me $120 AUD. for 10 clamps.

can anyone advise if they think these would be ok.

cheers and Regards
Paul Radford
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Offline Kiwi55

Re: Clamps for DE Spars
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2015, 07:04:54 AM »
I used aircraft nails to hold the ribs in place on the spars. I believe that is shown in the plans. Not many clamps needed.
...Paul

Offline Tinman

Re: Clamps for DE Spars
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 01:41:02 PM »
would this help you

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Re: Clamps for DE Spars
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 05:34:00 PM »
Thanks Tin Man, that's a great idea and the price tag is better by far

thanks for sharing

Offline Tinman

Re: Clamps for DE Spars
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2015, 05:53:26 PM »
can't take credit for it but eaglers love to post pic. on forum or internet. thank you all

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Re: Clamps for DE Spars
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2015, 03:52:23 PM »
Thanks again for the Tip @Tinman.

here is my Prototype, 13 more in manufacturing at the moment. Total cost about $60, great saving and what i was looking at.

Thats one of the reasons i love this forum.

cheers Paul