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Old 2017-09-07
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One inch longer the inside wing. To carry the extra weight of the cables... Also there is a compartment for wing tip weight on the outside wing, for fine tuning the balance.
Mike, it will be orange and blue, inspired on the McLaren that ran at the Indy500 this year....
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I am catching up with the thread... So a couple of posts today, compiling things I did over the last week.

- Joined the wings and fuselage...
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- Painted the Fuselage...
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- Started covering...

A question here: For better finish, after covering many airplanes, I started sealing the edges first, as show in this picture.

Any other techniques?
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- Started covering...

A question here: For better finish, after covering many airplanes, I started sealing the edges first, as show in this picture.

Any other techniques?
What is purpose of sealing the edges first?

Smoother finish?
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I find easier to work and it becomes smooth in the corners. Not sealing also works, but the covering material needs ho have a higher shrink rate, otherwise i get wrinkles. My favorite is Oracover (ultracote)
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My favorite tool was the heat gun.

I would tack the edges, let say off a wing, in several spots and making sure I pulled it as tight as possible and I would keep the wing tip for last and really pulled hard and put the heat gun really close as soon as you feel the covering starting to streach you pull it down on the wing tip edge.

It would make a great looking wing tip no wrinkles, also don't be afraid to put the heat gun really close when shrinking the whole surface, I never had it melt so far, you just keep moving slowly.

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Covering the plane..
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Trim scheme....
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Maiden today.. Did two flights, some adjustments are needed... Circular flight has its own details, such as adjusting the position of the leadout cables, and the wingtip weight.

The outside wing flies faster, and carries less weight (the inside wing carries the cables). So there is a need to fine tune the wingtip weight, to balance the airplane laterally.

The leadout cable position trims how much pressure the airplane puts on the cables (it adjusts if the airplane is going to fly with the nose pointing straight, pointing inside or outside.

So I will need to adjust both of the above. First I will start with the wingtip weight. The move the leadout as needed...

One picture after a successful maiden..
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