< Back to website  Print this page

Left Wing VI
9/27/2006

click for larger image
Ready for glueing. The string was for checking flatness...

All the spar filler strips were gang planed down to as near flush with the ribs as possible, leaving just a hair for flat sanding. I glued on the strips with T-88 and nailers which were removed afterwards.

The spar tip fillers were block planed down to suit the merge into the tip bows then block sanded. I was now ready for the initial Clear Coat. I learned from the first wing that a thin coat needs to be applied because this stuff runs faster than Carl Lewis. The end grain of the spars needed a good stippling action with the glue brush to get plenty in there, and I went back to them to add more  since the end grain soaks it up. 

I intend to apply a final coat and at the same time will be syringing the stuff into holes then probing with a pipe cleaner.

Tip: While sanding / planing. With a pencil, mark the shaded area near your action where you don't want to touch - a great visual guide.


A handy little block plane for small areas...
A handy little block plane for small areas...
Note the pencil shading on the bow - great as a keep-away marker...
Note the pencil shading on the bow - great as a keep-away marker...


Copyright (C) 2018. 65degrees.net. This page was printed from http://www.65degrees.net/skybolt/