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Old Dec 29, 2005, 04:21 PM
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I have started with the top wing. The wings have two balsa spars and a two-part ply trailing edge. Unlike many of Kurt's kits, the spars are supplied and have to be glued together (you can see the joint on the first pic). These spars also have the pre-cut holes for the cabane and IP struts and take a balsa reinforcement. Into the holes, little tubes (brass or plastic) are glued and the struts themselves are made from carbon rod or music wire (they will be sheeted with balsa). Unlike many of Kurt's kits (especially the earlier ones), the wing tips are not pieces of balsa sheet, but thin "skeletons" made of two layers of 1/16" balsa and 1/8" ply respectively giving them a less bulky and much nicer look. The pieces fall pretty much together. This looks like a very, very nice kit, Kurt!
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