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Removing Positive Incidence
Removing Positive Incidence
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Ed Pomnitz


Balsa Pilot in Ringmaster
Balsa Pilot in Ringmaster

            

Balsa Pilot in Ringmaster
Description: Keep it light! Make your own pilot out of layered balsa. This dashing pilot (my son, Zach, calls him "Ron") was made by first layering the head using 1/32" balsa that is cut to a side profile. The middle sections contain the nose. As the layers were added, the nose is cut off of the remaining pieces prior to gluing with CA. The trick is to start with the middle piece containing the most features, cutting several "layers" and then trimming each layer in pairs (one for each side) as needed before gluing the next set of pairs. When done, sand, make a pair of ears and attach with CA.

The torso can either be carved (it's a simple shape) or layered in the same fashion. Drill hole to seat the neck, glue and paint. If you're really aiming to save every extra gram of weight, you can "hollow" the center layers before gluing. If you've chosen to carve the torso, hollow it out by drilling holes from the bottom.
Keywords: pilots, balsa, tips
Date: 09.02.2004 13:31
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