Building Seamaster Day 13: Fuselage Nose & Wing

Supports and funky nose

On March 24th there was some good and some bad.  One of the bad’s can be seen above in that in shaping the nose it took on a ‘funky’ warping causing the one side to bow in.  You’ll see this better in a front on shot later.  Added some supports to the nose as well to help it keep its form.  The other bad, which has since been corrected, is that the joints for the top and bottom main spars didn’t glue down in place.  Suspect this is due to the waits shifting and not keeping things in place as they should have been.  This is obviously not good and thus Peter had to break the joints and glue them again in order to get the spars down into the slots in the rib.  This is needed for support and overall functionality.

Spar Glue Fail
Spar Glue Fail

Below you can see where I glued down some balsa blocks onto the bottom of the trailing edge sheet.  This is to provide some support, holding power, for the back of the hinges that will be holding the ailerons (and allowing for movement) to the trailing edge of the wing.

Glued Aileron Hinge Supports In Place
Glued Aileron Hinge Supports In Place

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