Building Seamaster Day 28: Covering Wing Tips & Openings

Covering around dowels

On Oct. 14th I continued covering the wing.  This included covering the wing tip, seen below.  This involved curving the covering around the outer curve of the tip and then trimming the excess at the top as well as along the straight edges (inside of the tip) to get a cleaner finish.  I did my best to line the bottom of the green with the bottom of the green on the trailing edge of the wing.

Covered trailing wing tip (top)
Covered trailing wing tip (top)
Covered trailing wing tip (top-side)
Covered trailing wing tip (top-side)

In order to prep the wing for covering the bigger surface areas I had to do some smaller covering jobs to help ensure a seal is made to help protect against wind peeling back the covering or fuel/debris getting into joints.  These were done in orange since the bottom of the wing is going to be orange like my previous build.

In the featured image you can see where I covered around the wing dowels.  This involved cutting a rectangular piece, puncturing a whole for one of the dowels and then putting it in place to measure where the next hole was needed.  Once the holes were made the covering was placed over and ironing down started in the centre (rolling over) and worked my way out to the edges.

Below is a close-up of the covering around where the wires will come out of the bottom of the wing for the control surfaces. Need to make cuts at the corners to all the covering to fold over, sealing the corners, and iron down properly.  The covering was cut out out to expose the openings where electronics will pass through.

Covering bottom where wires come through
Covering bottom where wires come through

 

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