Phil Kriley Posted October 9, 2009 Share Posted October 9, 2009 I've read the archives and searched here but can't find an answer - where does the "kink" start, and how far into the wing from the trailing edge does it go? I'm trying to mount my right aileron, and it sure looks to me like the trailing edge kink starts 5 inches outboard of the inboard aileron cut line, and continues towards the spar far enough that my inboard aileron hinge won't be perfectly straight unless I do some grinding on the inboard end. What I've read in the archives leads me to believe that the kink starts AT the aileron, but mine is 5 inches further outboard... Also, I found the following in newsletter #52, which basically says that the COZY should NOT have a kink...that it was designed out...I guess (hope) it was designed back in at some point...! Subject: NEWSLETTER #52: THE COZY MARK IV MAIN WING We are occasionally asked whether Long EZ or 3-place Cozy wings can be used on the Mark IV, and we explain that they cannot. Although the Mark IV wings use the same airfoils (modified Eppler), and are dimensionally the same outboard of the strakes, there are some significant differences. First of all, the spar caps have been made 20% thicker, for added strength. We also eliminated the kink in the trailing edge, since this kink was not necessary to fit the cowling (it was on the Long EZ). We also extended the wing root inboard 4" for several reasons. The extra spacing between attach points obviously makes the wing attach system stronger. It also allows those of us with shorter arms to reach the inboard attach bolts more easily from inside the cockpit, and it also makes the cowlings a more reasonable size. We considered that the benefits of these changes far out-weighed any benefit of keeping the wings the same as on the Long EZ. Quote Phil Kriley Cozy #1460 Chapter 13 - nose Right wing done - working on right winglet. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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