Originally Posted by KOMET 44
You did such a nice job on the tail feathers with building a outline frame work.Why would you want to cover it up and add more balsa? I would have left the open frame work.
1) I hate covering with a passion. I used to build free flight models when I was younger and there were always wrinkles somewhere on my planes.
2) I want to try some finishing techniques inherited from control line stunt modeling. I doubt I will get as smooth a finish as these guys, since I can't use dope, but I will try!
You'll be adding DEAD NOSE Weight to balance the plane).
You'd be surprised how little weight is added at the back -- it just looks
The framework is really thin (1/16") and the 1/16" balsa added to each side was sanded down heavily into an airfoil shape. If I had used covering material, I would have had to make the framework stronger and heavier anyway.
Thanks! Just wait until I get the nose done...