From the Workshop, Tips for Wing Sheeting

Dec 05, 2012 No Comments by

When your wing looks like this, you can remove it from the workbench, but it’s not quite complete. Wing sheeting is what gives your wing its strength and stiffness.

With most kits, a lot of techniques are taken for granted by the manufacturers. If you are going to build a model airplane, then you have to know how to build! We’ll for the most part that’s true but for the first timer or other less experienced modelers, some things aren’t so obvious. I thought I’d share some shop tips to take the mystery out of applying balsa sheeting to a model’s wing and still have it come out straight and true.

Let’s get started.

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

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