Saturday, July 29, 2017

Estes Nemesis #2175 Build, Part 5, Wing Gluing and Grain Fill

The forward strakes are glued onto the fins and rudder.

After the glue dried, both wings were lined up and the front ends trimmed even.

Instead of holding the strakes when applying the CWF filler they were held down on masking tape, sticky side up.
On the forums, some builders have complained that the Carpenter's Wood Filler warps balsa when it dries.
It does . . .
But when you apply it to the other side it counteracts the warp. It should end up straight again after drying.
There might be a slight curve but you can coax it straight again with light finger pressure.

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