Is all this tip work really necessary? I thought maybe I'd just do a patch of glass on the tip to make it last longer.
Originally Posted by wgeffon
Today I glued on the vertical fin and got the peg mounted in the wing tip.
I notched the rear part of the cut in the fin so the boom would slide in and not be butt glued to that joint.
Once the fin was glued on I glassed both sides of the fin to boom joint.
For the peg I wanted to be sure it was never going to get loose or rip out.
I decided to inlay a piece of hardwood. That piece has the hole for the peg and its glued into a cut out I made in the wing tip.
I also didnt want the angle of the peg to be at 90 degrees to the tip panel so I drilled the hardwood at an angle to get the peg close to 90 degrees to the center panel.
This will help with straighter launches because the plane will remain flatter throughout the discuss launch.
After the peg was secure in the hardwood and the hardwood piece was glues into the wing tip I
overlayed some CF cloth on top and bottom.
The peg is extremely secure in the wing tip and should never come loose or rip out.