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Gallery #11 “Other Projects – Whing Ding II, Build”

Example of Whing Ding II built by Lin Bruty (seated) and nearing completion in 1977.
Example of Whing Ding II built by Lin Bruty (seated) and nearing completion in 1977.
Lin Bruty's Whing Ding II. Note, closely follows original R.W.Hovey design.
Lin Bruty’s Whing Ding II. Note, closely follows original R.W.Hovey design.
Whing Ding II constructed by Max Kroone, Graham Percy and Steven Samagalski around Christmas 1977.
Whing Ding II constructed by Max Kroone, Graham Percy and Steven Samagalski around Christmas 1977.
Ditto. Four individual wing panels having two spars which slot into bulkheads in the fuselage. Wing panels held in place by wing rigging wires.
Ditto. Four individual wing panels having two spars which slot into bulkheads in the fuselage. Wing panels held in place by wing rigging wires.
Whing Ding II during final assembly stages.
Whing Ding II during final assembly stages.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Whing Ding II after final assembly, wings covered with Stits Polyfiber which has been heat shrunk for a taut finish.
Whing Ding II after final assembly, wings covered with Stits Polyfiber which has been heat shrunk for a taut finish.
Ditto.
Ditto.
Steel tubular undercarriage with rubber springing.
Steel tubular undercarriage with rubber springing.
Whing Ding II completed with fuselage spray painted and wing fabric sealed with clear dope.
Whing Ding II completed with fuselage spray painted and wing fabric sealed with clear dope.
Whing Ding II rudder pedals. Lines held taught by foot pressure.
Whing Ding II rudder pedals. Lines held taught by foot pressure.
McCulloch MAC-101b 2-stroke racing gokart engine with chain reduction and hand made 50 inch wooden propeller (standard propeller per aircraft plans).
McCulloch MAC-101b 2-stroke racing gokart engine with chain reduction and hand made 50 inch wooden propeller (standard propeller per aircraft plans).

 

Whing Ding II elevator control cables. 1/16" diameter, 7x7 stranded wire over 1-1/4" guide pulleys.
Whing Ding II elevator control cables. 1/16″ diameter, 7×7 stranded wire over 1-1/4″ guide pulleys.
Close up of McCulloch MAC-101b.
Close up of McCulloch MAC-101b.
Good side view of Whing Ding II.
Good side view of Whing Ding II.
Taxiing the Whing Ding II.
Taxiing the Whing Ding II.
Clearly showing wing bracing. The rear landing wires consist of a single cable running up from one lower strut connection through the fuselage and over a control pulley (inside the fuselage) then down to the opposite lower strut connection. The two rear flying wires run down from the upper strut connection to a bellcrank inside the fuselage which is controlled by moving the joy stick from left to right. This warps the wings for roll control.
Clearly showing wing bracing. The rear landing wires consist of a single cable running up from one lower strut connection through the fuselage and over a control pulley (inside the fuselage) then down to the opposite lower strut connection. The two rear flying wires run down from the upper strut connection to a bellcrank inside the fuselage which is controlled by moving the joy stick from left to right. This warps the wings for roll control.
View of Whing Ding II biplane.
View of Whing Ding II biplane.
Power unit.
Power unit.
General view.
General view.
Whing Ding II tail made from 1/2" polystyrene with paper covering and plywood reinforcing. All flying tailplane with conventional hinged rudder.
Whing Ding II tail made from 1/2″ polystyrene with paper covering and plywood reinforcing. All flying tailplane with conventional hinged rudder.
Whing Ding II built by Paul Johnson around June 1980. Powered by a Honda MT-125R.
Whing Ding II built by Paul Johnson around June 1980. Powered by a Honda MT-125R.
Paul's Whing Ding II during taxiing.
Paul’s Whing Ding II during taxiing.

 


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