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Leading Edge Repair

#1
So, first build, I cut a little deep on the leading edge fold. When I rolled it back, the paper split in a 5-6 inch area on the right wing. Unfortunately, it’s not a nice even slice that will lay together easily. What’s the best way to repair? I’m thinking packing tape along the leading edge?
 

"Corpse"

Well-known member
#5
I plan on using red tape for the finished scheme. So, I could just run a line of the colored tape along the leading edge.

Thanks!
Yeah! Basically as long as it replaces the cut paper fine your golden! I try to lay the foam flat when I do it because if you don't the wing gets a little blister thing on the LE.
 

Ketchup

4s mini mustang
#8
It sucks to try to paint over lol. You have to scuff it up and I really dislike doing that. :LOL:
Yep, it isn’t easy to paint over, but I have only painted one of my planes anyways. Also, that specific plane was easy to lose sight of and the shiny leading edge caused glare that allowed me to spot it when I lost sight. What do you use to scuff it up though, I don’t want any shininess on my next plane...
 

The Hangar

Well-known member
#9
Yep, it isn’t easy to paint over, but I have only painted one of my planes anyways. Also, that specific plane was easy to lose sight of and the shiny leading edge caused glare that allowed me to spot it when I lost sight. What do you use to scuff it up though, I don’t want any shininess on my next plane...
I've gotten to the point where the paint job is almost as important as the plane to me! :D Steel wool works pretty well but some light sandpaper works well and is easier.