What do you need? Not a lot. The core tool is a 25 watt pencil type soldering iron. Of course, you will also need some balsa strip wood. Most No-Cal models, including the ones found in the downloadable plans section of this web site, use 1/16" square balsa strip. That's it so lets get started.
The process. The photos that follow will take you through the steps. Click on the photos for an enlarged image and the full image description.
In summary, it is possible to develop some very light weight flying surfaces for FAC No-Cal models using wet formed balsa strips for the component outlines. The described process makes forming the outlines easy and does not require a lot of time or fuss. If you have questions or thoughts on the process please feel free to contact us.
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