Sailplane Construction Project Session #126
After lunch today I started applying the second
covering of silk over the white Polyspan Lite on the bottom of the Sailplane
wing. This picture shows the orange silk on the center section with one coat
of clear dope.
Working most of the afternoon, I managed to get
the wing's orange center section, yellow right inner panel, and orange right
tip panel on the bottom of the wing with one coat of clear dope as shown
below. Silking is always a slow going process for me.
This shows a close up of the silk splice over the
1/8" wing rib, which takes a really steady hand and a very sharp razor blade
to leave a 1/16" of yellow silk and a 1/16" of orange silk on either side of
the 1/8" rib.
Using Adobe Photoshop software, I generated a
black contrast stripe between the yellow and orange silk just to get a feel
for what the yellow and orange silk will look like once I get the black
stripe painted on.
If I can get started around 8:00 a.m. tomorrow
morning, I should be able to finish silking the bottom of the wing before
lunch. Then in the afternoon complete an inner panel and tip panel on top of
the wing. Given that I have a blood test scheduled for mid morning on
Wednesday, looks like it will be Wednesday afternoon sometime before I
finish silking the wing......................Tandy
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