Sailplane Construction Project Session #70
Now that the cowl has been satisfactorily fitted
to the fuselage, I have started covering the tail in order to do a weight
and balance to determine the longitudinal location of the pylon. The picture
below shows the fin, rudder, and sub rudder covered with the base covering
of Polyspan Lite with one coat of nitrate clear dope. A discussion with
Larry Davidson was very helpful on how to work with the Polyspan Lite. This
base covering that will be the support for the second over covering of silk.
The picture below shows how the Polyspan Lite was
formed around the complex fillet on the forward portion of the
fin using heat and a lot of pulling and careful stretching.
Tomorrow I will start on the stab and
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