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Old 04-08-2012, 07:32 PM
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Default RE: Scratch Designed/Built Sailplane

Now that I have some idea what I'm doing with the wing's flaps & ailerons I got to work today putting those together. Mindful of weight I decided to make the TE hollow instead of carved from a solid plank. I added little ribletts here & there to support the top sheeting. I added a really wide rib where I expect to mount the control horn...

Here's the finished TE pieces, some still drying. One of the outboard TE sections started to curve on me after I applied the glue. As a fix I pinned it to the workbench then dabbed it with a damp sponge in hopes that'd make it behave. Will let that dry over night, fingers crossed its okay in the morning...

Nice to have the wing almost done. Onwards & upwards!