|May 07, 2010, 12:17 AM|
P-51D: Wing Spar Mod
Wing Spar Mod
After reading posts about "Taco Wings" and abnormal wing flex, I decided to strengthen mine with some Carbon Fiber.
I used a piece of .437 X .070 X 19.5" solid Flat Carbon Fiber in both wings. I purchased mine from a LHS, but you can find it on-line at Goodwinds.com product #020136
I used a couple of tools to carefully dig the channel out. One was an Exacto knife with a curved blade. I marked a line on the blade for the depth I wanted to cut, and just simply followed the old fiberglass channel. After I got the depth I wanted, I used a small flat tipped screwdriver as a chisel. With that and a pair of tweezers it was relatively easy to dig the excess foam out.
NOTE: "When using Gorilla Glue the secret is using it sparingly! It doesn't take a lot of GG when you use water as an accelerator."
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