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Old Oct 11, 2012, 12:03 PM
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* All the hinge lines are too stiff. I used a small rat tail file lightly and now the surfaces move easily and will droop somewhat on their own weight like they should. If you cut through the web, patch with a small piece of Blenderm hinge tape.
* This is a beautiful airfoil. It has reflex and the proper leading edge shape. I did go over the edges to remove the slight mold flashing.
* I reinforced with tape like I do on all my foamies; 1st sand flush the bottom piece that wasn't glued in flush, then wipe down everything with 91% alcohol. I use a single strip of Scotch 3M Extreme packaging tape on the wing bottom. I use the high strength 3M clear packaging tape on the leading edge. Mark a light quide line on the top to start the LE tape and fold 1/2 over to the bottom. Use a flat table to keep the wing straight. Finally, use a covering iron set at 212 degrees F (100C) to slightly shrink and fuse the tape to the foam.
* I re-routed the 3 motor wires to under the wood frame work.
To be continued......
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