After my beloved flying wing – the Papa Divine – snapped its main spar pulling out of a dive, I had no choice but to build another one. And away we go!
I printed out the airfoils…
Time to add the final outer skin of Dollar Tree cellophane wrap. I’ve removed all the paper and the cellophane actually provides some much needed stiffness to the whole package. It also makes it a bit more waterproof and, most importantly, nice and shiny. It goes on a little wrinkly.
As a part of painting the bottom, I invited my granddaughter to add in some designs with red and black permanent markers. She’s not very good at staying inside the lines, so I started by masking off the area, just like I would if I was painting it. Once she was done, I used some auto pin striping tape to outline the sections.