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Old 01-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #11
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That is how I thought they were made. Yes, I found some in the UK as well. Importing is out. Maybe find some at Toledo or WRAMS where everyone comes out. One year at Toledo I bought some leading edge slat material from a guy. I think he had 2 different sizes. Never saw him after year 2 though.

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Old 01-13-2014, 05:43 AM   #12
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Re: Looking for small leading edge stock

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I am presently building a 1/6 Nieuport 11/16 (deciding which way to finish it). I have in my stash some non-symmetrical balsa leading edge stock. I have no idea where I got it or when. It is approx. 3/16" x 5/16". Wanting to source some more I tried a number of potential sources but no luck. All I found is much larger. Anyone have any sources? Or ideas? Thank you in advance.

You need 3/16 x 5/16

Just glue on a piece of 1/4 x 3/8 or 1/4 x 1/2.
Use a small razor plane to shave it down close to size. Then with a sanding block and some 120 grit. Sand it down to its final shape by hand. That's how we do it with all the giant scale Carden's and stuff.
Now that being said. You say is a Nieuport. So you need it to glue on the ends of the ribs.
It can still be done the same way. Just need to be a bit more careful to not hit and break a rib while planing or sanding. But it can be done.
And with rectangular stock. You can cut grooves on the back side to glue your ribs into. Also being rectangular, it would be easy to pin down over the plans and act as it's own jig

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