replaceable blades to shape the fuselage.
For a stiff blade, I like an X-Acto #5
handle and #26 whittling blade. For
a longer, more flexible blade, I prefer
a HobbyKing eight-point snap knife.
Replacement blades are available.
Good sanding blocks speed up
the work of shaping foam. Find a
lumberyard that supplies 11/4-inch pine,
saw it to 3 inches wide and 11 inches
long, and you’ll have sanding blocks that
are easier to hold than those made from
3/4-inch pine shelving. Attach a full sheet
of sandpaper with thumbtacks. Make
several blocks so you have multiple grits
ready to use.
Try building your next Slope Soaring
sailplane. You’ll be proud, pleased, and
Ken Hawkins’ P- 80 Shooting Star build log
League of Silent Flight (LSF)
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