Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Estes Skydart II #3229 Build, Part 7, Wing Gluing

The wing pieces were glued together on a flat kitchen counter top.

Glue was set on the edges and the pieces pressed together. I used a Sharpie barrel on the joints to press the tops down and even.

I used my cutting board as a even weight over the wing assembly. One side of the cutting board has a pebbled finish, the other side is smooth. The smooth side is set over the glued wing.
This cutting board is perfect for this. It's just heavy enough and being clear I can see if the pieces have shifted when the board is set down.

After gluing the back ends of the outside wing pieces now extend over the rear edge. A few passes of the sanding block evened them up.

The two holes in the elevator are for the the elastic line.
The laser cut holes are uneven. A few turns of a small round diamond file made a cleaner, rounder hole.

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