Sailplane Construction Project Session #136
Using one piece of orange silk to cover a
complete side of the pylon results in two small areas of missing silk in the
neck of pylon's leading edge as well as the trailing edge as shown below.
This close up is an attempt to show the area void
of silk in the neck of the leading edge. The color in this picture is
significantly off due to the lighting and no flash.
I tried cutting a small patch of raw orange silk
and clear doping it over the missing area several times, but I kept ending
up in a mess. The raw silk would distort and bunch up. I had to take Acetone
and remove the silky glob! So I got the idea of predoping the silk so it
would hold its shape while being applied. I keep a frame around for
experimentation. I covered a bay of the frame and clear doped it several
times as shown below.
Then I cut out the piece of doped silk as shown
I cut out a small patch like below, and.....
doped it over the area. This technique worked
well as shown below!..............Tandy
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