Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cutting open the rudder - Summary

The Summary:

  • The balsa was wet throughout the rudder.
  • Half of the rudder was rotten with no structural integrity.
  • All water damage was a result of the 7 bolts holes exposing the balsa wood.
  • It took 2 hours to cut open and clean out both sides.
  • When cutting open above the water line leave at least 1" from the leading and trailing edges.
  • When cutting below the water line leave 3.5 inches from the trailing edge and 1 inch from the leading edge.

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