|I am really in need of something to do on this plane. I haven't ordered the wings... yet ...but I want to before the end of the year. SO I decided to start on the fiberglass tips and see how that goes. I chose to install the HS tips first because that's the piece of the plane that's currently sitting on the bench. I noticed that there is no holes in the HS to rivet the end pieces on. The plans give you a hint as to where these holes should go.|
|The ends themselves are way too big and need to be cut down. So I held one in place and made a mark with the BLUE sharpie. (just in case you're keeping track, Mark)|
|Assuming that the cut needs to be made perpendicular to the flange, I drew a line.|
|Ready to cut fiberglass.|
|Cuts very easy with my mini cutoff wheel in the dremel.|
|After the cut, I sanded it on a flat surface. Fits nice.|
|Now to cut out the alclad strips that get riveted into.|
|Checkoway used liquid nails for this. I had some Gorilla glue that
claims to be the strongest glue on earth. OK, We'll see...
Here it is all clamped up.
|Man, Gorilla glue is really something. It expands! Look at how it filled in behind the strip and expanded beyond the edge of aluminum. I like the look of this. I hope it holds as good as it looks!|