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freedom flight zeigler packaging tape

Posted: March 4th, 2016, 6:24 pm
by rictya
We are trying to build the 2016 Wright Stuff model airplane from dave zeigler's freedom flight. We are confused with the directions in paragraph 4 of the building instructions. In particular, regarding the clear packaging tape, what is the purpose of the tape? Also, in the last sentence of the first page, it shows that we must align strips over the diagram, but the strips are too long. Do we need to trim the strips?

Re: freedom flight zeigler packaging tape

Posted: March 4th, 2016, 8:06 pm
by retired1
Clear packaging tape is normally polypropylene and very few glues will stick to it, so it will allow you to do gluing on the plan.
The tough one to understand is the tape on the leading edge jig. Here again it is to allow you to glue on the plan. I tried to rewrite that portion and could not do any better. The only sticks in the kit that are "too long" are the ones for the leading and trailing edges. they are 12" long for convenience. You have to cut some of it because of the sing dihedral joint. He is not joking when he says to carefully read the entire instructions before starting to build.

Re: freedom flight zeigler packaging tape

Posted: March 4th, 2016, 8:22 pm
by rictya
so the taped leading edge jig is not part of the actual wing?? it is just so you can glue the leading edge to the ribs?

Re: freedom flight zeigler packaging tape

Posted: March 5th, 2016, 6:22 am
by retired1
True.

Re: freedom flight zeigler packaging tape

Posted: March 5th, 2016, 7:31 pm
by rictya
thank you so much. this was our first time using the forums. very much appreciate the response.