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Old Oct 16, 2012, 03:24 AM
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a couple of tips.....

The wing just didn't look right in the clipped configuration so I made the rounded 'proper' ones
Having read Frank Von J's 109 thread several times, I was interested in an alternative to the usual " from soft block..." - the tips are about 3/4" thick so thought about two layers of 3/8 with some hollowing but didn't have any 3/8 left but lots of soft 1/4. A core was cut to shape and glued to the end rib centreline (also the aileron), a bunch of lightening holes drilled (cut with a brass tube in the electric drill), a tiny sub-rib added to support some sheet and the outline edges chamfered to glue the sheet at the edge. The grain of the tip core was fore-and-aft and the covering 1/16" sheet, span-wise. The sheet was stuck down with Titebond and when dry, sanded back to match the wing. The edge will be sanded properly when the underside is finished. Then the ailerons will be cut away and finshed off.

That'll do for today - dinner is calling.......

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