Originally Posted by kyleservicetech
Epoxy with the spackle??? Got to try that one. With rubber gloves that is.
yes, the Pattern Plane guys use that to make wing fillets with
micro ballon and lite weight spackle is the same thing. yes, use latex gloves
How to Make Perfect Fitting Wing Saddles for a Model Aircraft
This tutorial will show you a way to achieve perfect fitting wing saddles
. It will not show you how to set up the wing properly.
Prior to performing these steps, the wing should already be mounted true
to the fuselage using wing bolts or rubber bands and dowels.
For years I attempted to fit and sand wing saddles to achieve a perfect fit and was never successful. I could get a perfect fit in both saddles but by that time the wing wouldn't be level.
My solution is to sand the saddle as close to a perfect fit as possible and use small shims
(when necessary) to level the wing. The shims can be 1/4" square pieces of 1/64" plywood or material of suitable thickness.
The shims will not be bearing the load of the wing. All you need to do is strategically place them where they'll keep the wing where it is supposed to be. After the wing is squared, leveled, etc., the wing saddle can be cleaned up into something presentable.
Tools and Materials
- Shim material if needed
- Epoxy and micro-balloons or Silicone sealant
- Waxed paper, plastic food wrap or plastic iron-on covering (Monokote)
- Masking tape
- Spatula (balsa scrap works)
- Single edge razor blade