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Old 05-06-2011, 08:22 AM
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Even though I have built 5 Z Stuka's I am always looking how to improve the construction and detail. What I am looking for. Has anyone came up with an easy way to make the wing joiner cover at the gull. this being the 1/2 rd. trim covering the joint. Any idea's on moulding or what can be used besides carving out of balsa. Any idea's welcome. Stuka Jon
Old 05-06-2011, 09:09 AM
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I know what you are talking about Jon. How about useing a flexable material, like tubing, or insulation strips of a half round shape ?

And by the way, Have you used a siren on any of yours ? I'm looking for ideas on what kind to use ?

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:15 AM
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Weather stripping maybe? Would this be for a muti piece wing?
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:28 AM
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John,

In case you don't find a better mouse trap I will share with you my simplified way to do it in balsa. I glued a balsa stick down as much of the wing as it would readily bend to fit. Then took some sheet stock the same thickness as the stick and traced the remainder of the airfoil onto the sheet with a rib as a guide. I cut the sheet on the rib line and used this to make a nice fitting cuff for the sharp contour of the wing.

Once all this was glued to the wing I took a hardwood block, drilled it out to the radius I wanted for the balsa, sliced it on a saw to leave a half moon groove in my block. Then glued sand paper to the inside of the groove and used this custom sanding block to radius the balsa after it was attached to the wing.

Pictures would be worth a thousand words if I had any, sorry. This is quick, easy and perfect if you can follow what I am trying to express.

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:40 AM
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Forest, Thats the method I use but I remember somebody mentioning some kind of moulding ( maybe from the auto trade) . Always trying to do things easier.
Ed, no siren but a 3 piece wing.

Forest any chance of you coming to Warbirds over Georgia ( Mack Hodges) John N

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