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Monday, February 26, 2007

Making Horner/winglets for a Zagi

I have decided that my bagged Zagi must have good tip's/ winglets.

So to do this I used block balsa 15mm x 25mm wide and 175mm (tip cord).

On top of this I glued a 12 mm x 8mm x 145 balsa block.(see picture below) and shaped the basic plan form of one tip.

Next I rounded the lower part that will form the bottom part of the tip and glue the upright winglet to it.(1.5 mm balsa) and another 1.5mm piece cross grain to this on the inside .

Now I carve and sanded the tip to shape making sure that it matches the end profile of the wing.

Once satisfied I will glue it to the wing and glass it over with a light cloth for added strength.

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