Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Papering the LE

A couple of notes about papering the the LE. The basic idea here is that we end up with a "D" tube and that makes a huge difference in the stiffness of the LE. The paper will shrink a bunch so as long as you get the paper wet all over  (only on one side if you have graphix) so it is not necessary to get it super tight when you wrap it. I also like to have the joint be on the underside of the air foiled section of the LE, that way the covering is also helping hold the joint together once the plane is finished.

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