At the end of November we had the opportunity to move the Nynja to a new location which gave us much more space to continue the build and attached the wings. The SkyRanger series can of course be built in quite a small space but it does require that the wings are disassembled again for transport to an airfield. Now once the wings are attached, they can stay on.

Once the kit was in place, the next job was to assemble the wings. This is a reasonably straight forward job. The leading and trailing edge tubes are laid out on the floor and these are connected together with four tubes running fore and aft. Bracing cables are used to strengthen the wing even further. The lift struts were then attached to the base of the fuselage. Fitting the wings is a two-man job, one holds the wingtip while the other puts the pins through the U-brackets to secure the leading and trailing edges to the fuselage. Then the lift struts can be connected to the wing.

With the wings in position, the ailerons were temporarily attached to ensure freedom of movement. This was also to facilitate the installation of the aileron control cables. The next step is the engine installation and wing covering. Check back very soon for pictures!

The kit being moved to the new location under the cover of darkness!

The new location gives us plenty of room to fit the wings permanently rather than derigging it again for transport to an airfield.

The wings are a very simple strong construction with a leading and trailing edge tube joined by four cross tubes. The structure is further strengthened with the addition of bracing wires.

Just prior to fitting the wings, the lift struts are connected to the base of the fuselage.

Fitting the wings is a two-man job, one holds the tips while the other inserts the pins at the top of the fuselage and the lift struts.

The aileron control cables need to be fitted before the wing skins are installed.

The ailerons are temporarily added to ensure freedom of movement and to aid with the installation of the aileron control cables. They will be removed again prior to installing the fabric.

An overview of both wings attached to the fuselage, it’s starting to look like an aeroplane!

Another view of the attached wings and ailerons.