The hull is covered with paper. You can use the paper that was removed from the foam boards or
brown packing paper.
The cabane strut has been glued to the hull. Notice the electrical lugs soldered to the cabane wires.
on the entire model. After the sealer is dry, sand the seaplane
with 60- or 80-grit sandpaper. If there are dents or other
surface damage, fill them with the water-based filler and then
sand some more.
Cover the center section of the wing first so you can practice
covering with the paper. Cut out two sheets of the brown or
white paper large enough to overlap the center section of the
wing by 1 inch on all sides.
Flip the wing onto its back and brush on the sealer or
diluted carpenter’s glue. Spray the paper with water until
damp. Use a cloth to remove excess water. Place the damp
paper onto the bottom of the wing and brush on a light coat
of the sealer on the paper. Use a squeegee to smooth the paper
and push out most, but not all, of the sealer, because the sealer
acts as glue. Wrap the overhanging paper over the LE and TE.
When the bottom is covered, immediately brush the sealer
onto the top surface of the center section of the wing and
place a damp paper sheet on it. Brush some sealer on the
paper, smooth it with a squeegee, and wrap excess over the LE
Always overlap adjoining sheets of paper. While the paper is
wet, locate the holes for the cabane struts and puncture them.
If you don’t do this, it will be difficult to locate them after the
Anytime you cover thin surfaces with paper, such as the
wing and tail, cover the top and bottom surfaces at the same
time. While the paper is wet, place the surfaces vertically—
( 48), then cover
every part that
was covered with
paper and try not
to go into the
paper or the foam.
If that happens,
cover that spot
with a patch of
50-B Model Aviation APRIL 2014