Monday, 1 July 2013

Build complete!

Today saw the completion of the building phase of the West Wings Sapphire.  I added some more 2.5mm square diagonal supports to the fuselage to give it more rigidity and hopefully I can crank up the rubbing winding a little higher than original designed.

I eventually got around to cutting and sanding the wing tips out of solid balsa block which wasn't so difficult as I first anticipated.   The nose block (not shown) took a some careful shaping but I've not yet drilled it and inserted the propeller shaft.

I'm rather pleased with the final outcome.  I just need to find some time this week to cover the Sapphire with tissue and prepare it for flying!

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