P.O. Box 875638, Wasilla, Alaska 99687, USA
Kit #001, Fairchild
CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS - PAGE 3
I've read several fancy ways to avoid the other great bugaboo of vac kits, sanding off
too much at thin spots when dressing down the mating surfaces,
but I just keep checking progress and shifting my grip around
on the part so I'm not always bearing down on the same place.
(Another thing: if you want detectable progress, use 100 grit
or 120, but nothing finer.)
A little here...
...and a little there...
...and a lot more on those trailing edges. I avoid excessive wear
and tear on the thin leading edge of the wing by keeping the smooth
center of a coarse rasp on it while working the trailing edge
in short strokes:
Working along the edge of the sandpaper (stuck to my countertop
scrap here with double-stick tape), I avoid sanding on the leading
edge until the trailing edge is nearly done. All the flat parts
are sanded with duct tape "handles" like this. They're
messy but strong and I pull off the clinging adhesive with masking
tape when the sanding is finished. Again, keep shifting your pressure
points around and checking progress: