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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SZD-56 Diana 2

The Diana 2 is basically complete with regard to construction , and I must say it is slim and very elegant in design.

It looks more like a model in its lines than a full size glider
. Next part of the build is to cut the control surfaces and do the silicon hindging, prior to this exercise I will polish the wing and taiplane with good car polish, the reason for this is as you fill the gap between the top and bottom skins of the wing , with a mixture of resin and balloons, where the surfaces have been cut out.

If any of this mix happens to get on the wing surfaces it will come off easily


The wing incedance peg that I have used in the last three builds has been a short length of threaded rod about 8mm in diameter, this has a nut threaded on the inside of the fuselage ,and once the wings are on there is no way the wings can come off in flight.

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