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Old Feb 09, 2012, 04:39 PM
No, you can't fly it.
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Is all this tip work really necessary? I thought maybe I'd just do a patch of glass on the tip to make it last longer.

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Today I glued on the vertical fin and got the peg mounted in the wing tip.

I notched the rear part of the cut in the fin so the boom would slide in and not be butt glued to that joint.
Once the fin was glued on I glassed both sides of the fin to boom joint.

For the peg I wanted to be sure it was never going to get loose or rip out.
I decided to inlay a piece of hardwood. That piece has the hole for the peg and its glued into a cut out I made in the wing tip.
I also didnt want the angle of the peg to be at 90 degrees to the tip panel so I drilled the hardwood at an angle to get the peg close to 90 degrees to the center panel.
This will help with straighter launches because the plane will remain flatter throughout the discuss launch.

After the peg was secure in the hardwood and the hardwood piece was glues into the wing tip I
overlayed some CF cloth on top and bottom.
The peg is extremely secure in the wing tip and should never come loose or rip out.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 04:57 PM
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Certainly not required to do all that work on the tip.


Ever have to repair a throwing blade in a foam wing? I have.
Much easier to overbuild it than to repair it.

I look at it this way... There was a 50/50 chance I'd loosen up the peg over time.
I'd rather overbuild it and know I'll never have to fix it and that I can throw the plane as hard as I can.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Being married to a nurse has it's advantages. Blemtape for the crew
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Being married to a nurse has it's advantages. Blemtape for the crew
I agree.
My wife is an ER nurse.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 05:26 PM
No, you can't fly it.
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Haha, well then...I have a girlfriend, but she a hair stylist. No help. lol so what width tape?

And makes sense, I'll do what I can to beef it up in my own way.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 05:36 PM
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I used 1/2" tape.
1/4" on each side is plenty.

My plane is done except for finishing up the surface ends of the pushrods. I'll do that this evening and post pics of the finished plane after that.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 09:10 PM
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All finished.
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Old Feb 09, 2012, 11:47 PM
No, you can't fly it.
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Wooo Hi-vis! What paint did you use and how much weight did it add?

EDIT: nvm, is that covering?
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 06:28 AM
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Ultracote Park Lite covering.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 07:44 AM
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It looks good!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Looks awsome!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 08:31 AM
Just call me crash for short
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It looks like someone could become impaled!
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 12:02 PM
Chuck 'Em and Chase 'Em
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It looks like someone could become impaled!
I guess it is not F3K legal for nose radius.

Talk about sticking a landing.... right into your hand!!

LOL
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 01:22 PM
No, you can't fly it.
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Got mine this morning, everything looks fantastic, and can't wait to start the build later today! Bob finished the wing for me before it was shipped, and it's gorgeous. Definitely going to only do a partial trim scheme....the wood is really pretty.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 09:03 PM
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Wow, your color scheme is breathtaking-even I could see that in the air. Do you have any idea how much weight the covering added? It would be helpful to know-it sure would be less time consuming than 4 coats of polycrylic and less likely to ding up too-it looks beautiful-good job. I can't wait to see what color schemes other people come up with. Let me know how it flies.Bob M.
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