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Starship from Depron
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Jan 31, 2010
, 02:47 AM
What could possibly go wrong?
Joined Apr 2006
This building method seems to have worked well. Working on one wing at a time, on a flat surface while supporting the other wingtip, lifted up 60mm.
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Torsion rod for the aileron control. Lower surface, trailing edge is sanded off sharply to provide contact area for the top surface.
At the join of the inboard and outboard leading edges.... bisect the angle and cut to allow for bending. Top surface is 5mm broader than the lower one. Overlap at the TE.
Tape the outside along the leading edge, squish the foam on the inside and massage the bend. The outboard section of the lower surfaces don't need any bend. Inboard sections of both top and bottom are bent equally. Trim the top surface all along.
Using contact adhesive, start along the leading edges. Any spare at the TE can be trimmed afterwards. This shot is before cutting the aileron from the top surface.
Looking from the front. airfoil at the LE is symetrical for the inboard section. My plan is to remove the tape, sand and seal the surfaces, then cover the leading edges with silver Solartrim.