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Construction of a model out of paperboard
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Wings

In theory, the construction of the wings in its simplest form, is based on a carcass; a struts and some ribs.
According to the degree of ''realism'' of the model, certain models integrate wings with variable components (shutters, ailerons etc...) and take a little a long time to build.



As the rigidity and the shape of wing depend on a correctly worked out carcass, it is necessary to devote a little time and attention for a correct assembly of this part.
Elements of the carcass must be reinforced with paperboard a correct thickness (approx. 1 mm).
Ribs must be positioned well vertically on the struts and to be adjusted with sandpaper to have a correct profile.



To avoid a buckled wing or for the wings of a significant scale, one can reinforce them by sticking bristol-board inside (redoubling) part which ''equips'' the carcass.
By sticking the trailing edge, to think of the shape of wing (profiles it).
To avoid veiling the wing during the assembly, trying to stick the wing while being useful itself of a surface punt.
In many models the wing is assembled independently of the fuselage.
In this case, once the finished carcass, one covers it.
The wing thus prepared is fixed on an end of struts (bayonet) which forms integral part of the fuselage.



In other models, it is initially necessary to gluing the carcass on the fuselage, then to cloth-line with the part of covering.



In both cases it is necessary to pay attention to the dihedron of the two wings (left and right-hand side) and then, if need be, to stick to the place of the junction of the wing with the fuselage, the already shaped wings root (karmans).
 
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