Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mangoo-the-Monkey, Apr 21, 2011.
yey, in the title, thats me!
I have a question, how do you upload an avatar
Click on "Quick Links" above, and then "edit your details."
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Hello and welcome to the Writing Forums!
I was also having trouble loading an avatar. Found these instructions useful. They should probably make it a sticky.
1) Test fit the wing tube into each wing half.
The brace should slide in easily up to the
centreline that you drew.If not, use 220 grit
sandpaper with a sanding block and sand
down the edges and ends of the brace until it
2) Remove the brace when satisfied with
its fit ineach wing half. Coat both sides of one
half of the dihedral brace with 30 minute epoxy.
Next, pour some epoxy into the dihedral box in
one wing panel. Make sure you cover the top
and bottom as well as the sides of the dihedral
brace. Use enough epoxy to fill any gaps.
Carefully slide the two wing halves together
and firmly press them together, allowing the
excess epoxy to run out. There should not be
any gap in the wing halves. Use rubbing
alcohol and a paper tower to clean up any
Apply masking tape at the wing join to hold
the wing halves together securely.
3) Peel off the backing from the self adhe-
sive covering strip. Apply the strip to the centre
section of the wing starting from the bottom
trailing edge. Wrap the strip all the way around
the wing until it meets the trailing edge again.
Trim off any excess strip.
4. Once the epoxy has cured, trial fit
both wing halves together. The centre ribs
should fit together flush with no gaps. If gaps do
exist, use 220 grit sandpaper and sand down
the high spots on the root ribs and the wing
joiner until a proper fit is achieved. The correct
amount of dihedral is ready-built into the wings.
With one wing half laid flat on the table, the
other wing tip should be off the table surface.
If this needs to be adjusted, you may do so by
sanding small amounts from the centre ribs or
5. Carefully apply masking tape around
the top and bottom edge of the root rib of each
wing half to protect them from damage caused
6. Mix a generous amount of 30 minute
epoxy. Coat the exposed half of the dihedral
brace, and the remaining wing joiner box and
both root ribs with epoxy. Slide the two wing
halves together and carefully align them at the
leading and trailing edges. Wipe away any
excess epoxy using paper towels. Use mask-
ing tape wrapped around the centre section to
hold the halves in place until the epoxy cures.
7. When the epoxy has cured, carefully
remove the masking tape from the wing.
I gave up around step 4
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