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Jul 22, 2018, 08:11 PM
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Mark's Models Wanderer (1976 Balsa Glider Kit) - Part 10

Monokote! First time ever trying to put a film covering on anything. I built a little square out of scrap balsa to experiment on, and it seemed not so tricky. I picked up a used iron from the classifieds here on RCGroups, so I suppose having the right tool helped a lot. By the way, a covering iron will warp your self-healing mat if you lay it down there.

On the suggestion of my father, I added some small gussets to the stabilizer. Not sure if I did it right, but I'm sure it will add some resistance to shearing forces.

Finished up the hinge slots for the rudder and made sure they fit well before covering the vertical stab. I also added the strips of Monokote that form the hinge for the elevator. The empennage is turning out nicely so far.

A lot of pictures in this installment. Check the captions.
Last edited by mwhidden; Jul 22, 2018 at 10:25 PM. Reason: Restored lost captions
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