Sailplane Construction Project Session #151
I have most of the day today making coming up
with support fixtures that can be hand held while spraying satin clear Klass
Kote. Eight of the support fixtures for the two elevator halves, the fin and
the rudder, the two hatch covers, and the stab's two sub fins are shown in
the picture below.
The stab support fixture for spraying the bottom
the stab is shown below. The stab has a 3/16" slot for retaining the fin in
the top planking. A 3" piece of 3/16" balsa plank was clamped up in a mini
vise with plywood pieces up part way to add stiffness. A strip of masking
tape was added to the plank for a good friction fit of the plank in the
slot. Once the bottom is sprayed and dry, the stab will be turned over and
supported in similar way using the two 1/8" sub fins slots located outboard
in the two black trim stripes.
I will use a firewall support fixture for the
fuselage, but the wing is the only remaining component without a support
fixture design. The bottom of the wing will have to be sprayed first and
then the top. I still have to spend some time and try to figure out how to
support the wing for spraying. Got any good
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