55% Clipped Wing Monocoupe

RcPilot82

Kustom Aero Designs
Very nice. Boy, I forgot how tedious building from scratch really was in the day....
LOL, it is not tedious at all. I am going through more checking because this is a prototype and I am looking for flaws and better ways to do things. this thing builds like a four star 40, LOL.
 

RcPilot82

Kustom Aero Designs
Tonight I got the LE balsa installed. here is the trick I use to keep the wing straight. by not gluing in the TE, even with the LE ply and spars in place I could move the ribs in and out a bit. to assure a good wing I used an aluminum angle and clamped it to the font of the LE. the clamps sandwich the lite ply, balsa, and angle together forming a perfect wing. after all the glue dries I can then attach the TE and lock it all in place. you can use this method almost anywhere you have a known straight section. I also clamp from one end and work my way to the other so that I don't induce any unwanted stress in the wood that let it "spring" when the clamps are removed. her are a few pics.
 

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