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Old 04-06-2012, 06:56 PM
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Default RE: Scratch Designed/Built Sailplane

Sanding, sanding & yeap, more sanding...

Balsa dust is some nasty stuff, totally need a mask. Made up a simple sanding block then its lots of elbow-grease...

After a couple of hours I had the wing sanded. I was dreading doing the leading edge but it came out really good, very pleased with the shape. Next I started cutting out & assembling the the trailing edge control surfaces...

Everything was going great until I realized I was out of 1/16" sheeting, was planning to use that for the top of the trailing edge. Oh well, back to the hobby store tomorrow...