Fabric Taping

Now it’s time to start down the long road of reinforcing tapes. I started with the round doilies for the inspection rings. I found a good deal on some of these fancy pinking shears:

They cut a continuous line and are very well suited for these shapes.

They cut a continuous line and are very well suited for these shapes.


Danny stopped by and tried them out, and liked them so much that he cut out all of the doilies for me. Next I started on the lengthwise tapes.
Left Fuselage Side

Left Fuselage Side


While the fuselage tapes were drying I started on the landing gear leg.
Left Landing Gear

Left Landing Gear


More Tape Detail

More Tape Detail- Note: Don’t copy my ring placement. I ended up having to add several more later.


The 1-inch tapes that I’m using on the stringers are very hard to keep straight. The stringers aren’t straight though, so using wider tapes might be counterproductive.

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Hours Logged This Session: 6.7
Total Hours: 1883.75