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Centre section glued.

 

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LE bottom sheet pulled up and held in place by old ailerons.

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Which looked good so more glue.

 

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Those last two could be used for a spot the difference competition.

 

Next will be the LE when I find some suitable balsa from my stock.

 

Steve

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With the LE sheet pulled up it's time for the LE. In my stock I have ample 3/32 and 1/16 sheet so the LE will comprise of a 3/32 and a 1/16. The cap strip will be from 3/32, a bit more work but the same overall thickness. Here is the 3/32 glued.

 

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This gave me the opportunity to have a further look at how the wing tip will be done.

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For the LE it will be the same as Peter's and for the TE I will do as Ron suggested and bring the TE up to the wing spar thus increasing the size of the tip sheet to match the design. Not being one for snap decisions I will now build the second aileron then finish both halves of the LE.

 

Good so far.☺️

 

Steve

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LE fitted and wrapped around the top of the wing tips.

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Next shape the top of the LE and finish the wing tips so that the LE top sheet can be fitted.

 

An interesting build made more interesting by the wing tip design. :classic_smile:

 

Steve

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Peter Miller said:

That looks perfect.

IAM STILL NOT GETTING EMAIL TO SAY A NEW POSTING HAS BEEN MADE

I did message  David Ashby....No reply yet

 

I replied to you this morning by message. 

I've just emulated your account Peter and can't find any problems. Notifications are set. No other forum users are reporting problems as far as I'm aware but I'll pass the problem up to tech support to see if they can advise. 

 

Sorry EB, we've polluted your thread.

 

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14 hours ago, David Ashby - Moderator said:

Sorry EB, we've polluted your thread.

No problem David as we are all here to help. It sounds like the emails are being sent @Peter Millerwould it be too obvious to suggest checking your spam box, I have been caught out by this myself and after reading a suggestion on here I did just that, I found what I wanted in there along with loads of rubbish.

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As promised the LE sheet has been cut to size then soaked with water so it naturally bends

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and here is the tip bending as expected

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Two pins were used as a guide then glue applied and brushed out.

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The sheet was held in place with pegs and pins. Wet 1/16" balsa has the same properties as wet cardboard so handle with care.

 

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and the tip.

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It's now drying, both the wood glue and the balsa. Water makes the balsa expand BTW.

 

Note no cuts. I will show where the excess balsa went, unless someone beats me to it.

 

Steve

 

 

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Thanks Ron. I have used the dry in place method, which works. The first time using wet balsa was on my Ballerina wing tips which showed me how easily wet balsa is damaged so now I wet only the outside making sure not to wet where I intend to use pegs. Also on the tips mould the balsa along the centre then pin the LE and last the TE.

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The excess balsa forms a curve in front of the spar. 

 

I will cut that off and trim the LE next.

 

Steve 

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Trimmed and bottom sheet pulled up.

 

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While in Wickes I not only bought the rulers but also green Frog Tape. This is the first use and my initial reaction is wow it sticks and stays stuck to balsa.

 

Apart from that I must vacuum sometime. 😕

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Time for a jig, no not a celebratory dance but just two rulers.

 

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to cut the 1/16" sheet off cuts into 1/4" cap strips. It's not obvious but the 12" ruler has 1/16" scrap at each end under the clamps.

 

Then add the aileron caps and cut the cap strips to length.

 

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When that is done they can be glued.

 

Steve

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