Building any portion of an rc airplane requires a proper setup, as you have seen in the previous post (leveling rc plane building board). If you are not leveling your building surface before building your rc planes, then don’t be surprised when your plane is warped and difficult to fly…
Ok, back to the details of the construction of the wing center section. I began with laying the plans on the building board (remember that for constucting the wing center section of my rc plane, I am using a magnetic building board).
The following video details how to protect and cover your plans, like most modelers, when I started, I did not cover them. The first time that I glued the plans to my model, was when I realized that it was not such a good idea when building rc planes. Soon after that I started covering them with wax paper (thanks dad). Now, I know that many of you still like to use good ol’ wax paper, but keep an open mind and check out the video.
Building a straight and true center section for a rc airplane is all about proper preparation. Usually when I remove the ribs from the die cut sheets, I take the time to sand each one (of course do not alter the airfoil shape). In the early days I used to just remove them from the die cut sheet and just start building a part for one of my model planes. Now I know that just because they were die cut parts, doesn’t mean they are free from rough edges and what not. So clean up those edges first, alright.
As you can see in the picture set, I have the ribs removed and I am ready to glue on the doublers for added strength to the wing ribs that will be holding the wing to the fuselage in my beechcraft bonanza model plane.