Thread: Build Log PT-22 by Peter Rake
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 12:43 PM
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And that - "The LE of the ail is a " sq. and the TE of the wing at the aileron hinge is 3/16 x 1/4. " - is precisely what you've done wrong. Nowhere on the plan does it indicate that those two pieces are only 1/4" high. I specifically only described them as 3/16 balsa and 1/4 balsa to indicate they are full depth and need trimming to follow the wing section. Since they're facing pieces, and so many of my other designs feature them in one form or another, I thought it was obvious how they go. Obviously I can see I need to add a note there - as well as correcting that other typo.

Also, if you notice, and I know it's hidden once the parts are on the plan, they should continue down to the board. The cap strips end at those facing parts. A good reason to fit the cap strips and facing parts before gluing the spars and ribs in place. They can easily be trimmed to precise length, and glued to the front of the rib once the wing is removed from the board.

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