Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

How to work with the fiberglass components of the Sling build.
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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My kit (delivered March 2020) came with a Rudder Tip that was not reinforced.

It was also misshapen on one side so I had to order a replacement. I will be putting a metal strip inside.
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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Which airplane?
As this was posted under "General Building Topics."
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Sorry, Tsi.
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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Anyone have a "pre=fit" photo of the composite wingtips? I just want to see how others looked. I seem to have large gaps with the skins

(gotcha? no instructions noted on mounting the tip lights that I could find... another manual?)

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Which airplane?
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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Elevator Composite tips - I reinforced mine with washers epoxied on the inside. Seemed to work well. Once you countersink those holes, the material seems pretty thin to hold up to a rivet pull. https://photos.app.goo.gl/qgtBvF8H6qcNeVLg7
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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permagray wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:39 am Elevator Composite tips - I reinforced mine with washers epoxied on the inside. Seemed to work well. Once you countersink those holes, the material seems pretty thin to hold up to a rivet pull. https://photos.app.goo.gl/qgtBvF8H6qcNeVLg7
Interesting picture, did your fiberglass tips not have any of the reinforcing strips for those holes that should be countersunk like I showed in my picture?
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Re: Composite/Fiberglass End Pieces

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Not that I could tell - just the same thickness front to back.
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