If you have not built this plane I just want to say I am proceeding a little out of sequence from Kit instructions.
Not to much, and not in anyway getting to far ahead for trouble, at least to my limited knowledge.
Going with what animates me at the moment.
WTR is dry and it is time to dress it down.
I locked the aileron into its neutral position and spot glued the very end of WTR to aileron tip locking all in place.
I then prepared Mr. Bees Knees to cut WTR to dimension.
Mr. Knees has M4 treads in base plate. So I utilized them for a fence.
Set bit depth thickness of WTR ply and fence depth thickness of FG wing tip.
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I then needed to set up a platform for MR. Knees to stay square to wing tip end.
Not so much on thick part of wing but on the skinny trailing edge part.
I did a platform for each side of airfoil.
Then ran Mr. Knees around wing tip end.
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I was excited to set the wing tip on wing end. Then disappointment set in.
I am not happy with the FG wing tips. First they are a little large.
From the leading edge to the beginning of the aileron this can be pulled tight to wing.
But at the aileron there is to much to pull tight.
The other thing is they are strong at the radius edges (naturally) but are terribly flimsy at the flatter top and bottom.
So much so it is way to easy to push big dents in (they do pop out) but to soft for my comfort zone.
Also one of the tips has a big dent molded in.
As for the trailing edge of wing tip I will split it with the band saw to bring it together and bondo the trailing edge tip to shape.
Too much trailing edge [ATTACH=CONFIG]1990464[/ATTACH] Molded in dent [ATTACH=CONFIG]1990465[/ATTACH].
So what I decided to do is to strengthen flatter areas and try and get dent out.
Then split trailing edge and bring it together.
I had some heavy CF remnants from a bicycle I built a few years back.I think it is in ballpark of 6 oz.
Wiped wt out with denatured alcohol then roughed them up with 80 grit.
The dent is on the bottom so I clamped a flat block over dent to hold it out to rest of wing tip.
There is a plastic sheet between wet cf and blocks.
The one on the right is the dented one. I clamped a block to the other so both tips have the same shape in the end (good or bad)
When this is dry I will place a layer on the top inside of wing tips to strengthen that plane.
Is it common for the Fiberglass parts not to fit to well ?