- Fiberglass Tips
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Task: Fitted the tips onto the HS, VS, Elevators,
and Rudder. Checked alignment and riveted the right elevator
and rudder tip into place. Mixed up some flox and put a fillet
on the edges of the balsa wood.
letting the reinforcement strips 24hrs to dry, I clecod them
all into place to check for fit.
There is a small gap on the right elevator, but it will later
be filled before paint. I did have to file the lead weight
a bit to ensure an even fit.
The rudder tip fit well once clecod in place.
elevatator tip took a little more filing.
Here is the right trip riveted in place with CS4-4 pull-rivets.
And the rudder tip
riveted in place.
Here are the three HS and VS tips with balsa wood to close
off the gap. They were expoxied in last night so we mixed
up some flox for the first time.
epoxy thickened with cotton fiber. I made this to a mayonnaise
Here is the nice
fillet we produced with the flox. Next will be to lay in glass