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Old Aug 20, 2010, 01:08 AM
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Fuselage seams & center wing joiners

A little bit of sanding and the fuselage seams where done. Primer and hopefully paint this weekend.

I've been mentally grinding over the center panel joiners and how they'll mate with the fuselage so I just decided to get after it and see what happens.

The thinness of the airfoil section at the root didn't allow for much dihedral with straight carbon joiners running through the fuselage but, when the wings start bending, I think it will be fine.

I decided to put the joiner tubes as close to the spars as I could. This will allow me to tie in the tubes to the spars with a carbon tow wrap. After that, I'll do what I've been doing with the joiners with the uni-carbon and carbon cloth wrap.

I think my next build will have the forked carry-through spar arrangement like most full-scale ships.
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