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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:56 AM
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Wing tips

Time to bend up the wing tips. Firstly I tried 2 layers of 1.2mm ply but that was a failure, too stiff. I did a trial of steam bending 1 piece of 1.2mm ply around a mould and when dried I glued it to a piece of 1mm balsa around a mould and it seemed to work well so continued with all the rest of the feathers. This was done over a period of 1 week.. They were glued onto the wing with PU glue and then sanded to shape. Finally a couple of layers of glass cloth and epoxy resin were used to hold them in place.
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