I got off to a good start today building the master of the fuse. Using the original plug and a BT-60 I used some old leading edge stock I had which turned out to be the perfect filet shape. Later once the glue dries I’ll be able to sand the filet to the blended and concave it needs.

The wings are shaped closer to the NASA plans. Less wing area and more sweep. The top side vertical fin is cut and built from balsa. I still have the lower fin to do.

Both fins will be covered in 2 oz. soft wave glass cloth and West Systems epoxy. Once the fuse and the filets are all blended and contour they to will be glassed and epoxied. Also there will be slots in the wing filets to plug the balsa wings into.

The tails and will be part of the master. Once primered and scribed with panel lines this will all be hard molded and fuse will be made of epoxy glass.

More to come…

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