Workshop Build-along: Balsa USA 1/3-scale Fokker Triplane — Tail Surfaces

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments by

In the past I have been posting some building techniques to help builders of wood kits with basic tasks on the workbench. We’ve gotten several requests for more details on my current project, the Balsa USA 1/3-scale Triplane, so I thought I would share the whole project with you.

Let’s Get Started:

I had enjoyed the 1/4-scale Triplane for several years until I lost the model at a fun fly. So after a long while I purchased the new giant triplane at the 2012 Toledo show. The instructions call for building the wings first, but I like to do the tail feathers first!

Laminating the tail surface’s parts is easy and creates strong lightweight parts.

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