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1) Each wing panel is made up of Leading edge 1, mainwing panel 2, trailing edge 3 and wingtip 4. Panels 1 2 & 3 are separated by 1/8'' spacing strips which leave suitable gaps for spruce braces 5. Before assembling wing panels, dummy fit the parts and if necessary trim spacing strips so that braces 5 will be a perfect fit. The rearmost 5 is slightly less tall than the foremost 5 so that it matches the wing profile.

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3) Draw the profiling extent lines on the wing upper surface as shown on the diagram. It may also help to draw a profiling extent line at 3/16'' from the bottom along the leading edge and 1/8'' from the bottom along the trailing edge. DO NOT exceed these extent lines!
 

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5) After making final adjustments to ensure that the roots meet squarely along their whole length, and that the profile of each panel matches the other, join the wings ON A FLAT SURFACE using Epoxy Resin or PVA (i.e. NO dihedral necessary). DO NOT add the spars 5 until the glue is set! The spars can then be glued in place using PVA adhesive and left overnight to set, before being sanded level with the upper wing surface.

 

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2) Glue the wing assembly together (with part numbers showing on the upper wing surface) on a flat surface using the minimum possible adhesive: Cyano is ideal for this as it is fast-acting and light weight. For maximum adhesion, dampen the edge of panels 1, 2 & 3 slightly before glueing tip 4 in place as this will make the cyano penetrate better.

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4) When razor planed and sanded to a smooth aerofoil section, each wing should look something like this at the tip (shown above an un-shaped wing panel). Remember NOT to round off the leading and trailing edges until after fitting the wing to the fuselage and adding gussets etc. Make sure you have made a right-hand and left-hand panel!
 

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Now move onto the fuselage