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HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Re: HW-4 FLAMINGO 1/4 SCALE

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Followed by the fin fairing...
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A quick diversion to set up the spoiler apertures so that the wing sheeting can be finalised...
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I’m following with interest Chris, as I’ve now got the first wing of my Petrel on the board. I can’t quite see how you are supporting the wing to work on it now that the gull angle has been set.

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Once you have applied the web plates, Trev, the wing needs no further support until you are ready to add the top sheeting...

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Back to the business of fitting the wings...
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The 1.5mm ply fairing outer ribs are carefully packed out to a tight fit with the wing....
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Having filled in the spaces with balsa, the first applications of filler are commenced...
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watching the build, could you set the incidence just using the wing roots .?
i was thinking of doing that with the minimoa instead of wrestling with the wings .

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Unfortunately Mick, the wing roots don't really give you enough to work with, considering the importance of the task...

A final skim of filler with the wings on will ensure a near perfect fit. Obviously, it's important to run a blade through the filler just at that stage when it not too hard to cut, but not too soft to tear... (Dependant on ambient temperature & the amount of hardener added)
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thanks chris
you make it look so easy

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