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Old Dec 12, 2011, 10:50 AM
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The most stressfull part of the build

With 3 of us building a wing we were able to put the top sheeting down using hot glue. (Have you got your strings in to pull the aileron wires through in there?)

First we pre-bent the skins where they go over the spars to create a more pronounced Upper airfoil.... we repeatidly checked the fit and adjusted accordingly. (we also shot some great stuff foam in strategic locations for strength.)

We used 2 glue guns.
Lewis glued the spar while I glued the firewall , riblet and trailing edge....
Then all 3 of us quickly pulled the skin in position and held it with our hands till the glue cooled down.
The top sheeting has more curve beeing bent over the spar,
so it comes up almost 1/4 shy of meeting the bottom sheet.

^This seemed to work best at the edge of my table.

Repeat for other side

After its all said and done you take a yard stick and a hobby knife and cut the trailing edge true with the top sheeting.

Then I suggest you tape around this joint for strength.
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