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3M Sander

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In Remembrance 7/14/20200
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Apr 13, 2007
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Jacksonville Fl.

Sending a couple of pictures. In the manual it states one important tool for constructing the ailerons is a block plane. I have one or two of these and they do work very good for starting to profile the bull / rounded nose of these little wings. Then you end up with a multi faceted leading edge. that is quite rough.
To smooth this out I have a sanding file from 3M. You can get these from an Automotive repair supplier. It takes sandpaper grits from 50to 180.
It does a great job for smoothing things out.

To start the shaping I snapped a chalk line between the end ribs, that gave me a guide to plane to and keep the front in line and not wavy. Then carefully plane the rounded shape and smooth the ply wood edges.
These are the pictures. The close up shows the 3M product number, for identification.


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