Painting the outerwings.




Finally we started to finish the wings.... We hate sanding!


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First we made a very nice and smooth contour with micro balloons. Sanded it with grit 40.


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After finishing the micro we put one layer of normal heavy car filler. Sanded it with grit 80


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When the heave car filler was finished, we took spay filler and ended that with grit 220.


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To prevent damage we made 2 big boxes. 2 pines in it. One is tapered, this is where the aft spar will be supported.
On the front side we glued foam.


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At the w.a.f side we installed a wooden blok, so the wing is fixed ( front aft movement) in the box. We did the same
to the aft spar side.


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On the wooden blocks we installed aluminum plates. Now the wing is fixed for up and down.

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On the wingtip side we made a frame with 4 fixation points. Now we only have to loosen the 3 quick fasteners,
remove the frame and the wing can be removed from the box.


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After glued some rubber on the 2 pines, tacked a very soft cloth to protect the wing.


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So now we are ready to go to the paint shop.


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Special thanks to a friend (Perry S), he is a car painter and he helped us to spray the primer, later-on the whole
wing is sanded with grit 800.

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The final layer. A very proud Ted with one big smile from ear to ear.


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Balance blocks


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To balance the ailerons we used som old lead. Very strange materiall if it is melted. With a spoon you can remove all the dirt.

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Looking like a mirror, ready to put it into the mold.


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We used the paper cardboard methode, but used two plates to make the lead oval.


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A lot of smoke but no fire.

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Starting to look like a balance block.



It is hard to see, but we made a small modification to the balance horn after a discusion on the KRnet. We riveted
a extra angle to give the horn more support.


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We do not have the fuselage at home. So we went to the fuselage, set the fuselage waterlevel, made a mold at the
w.a.f...now we can start with the balancing the ailerons.

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Made a fairing.

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Finished


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