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      Post #66368, posted on 03-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello everybody

      I always have a little problem with the wing mount, with the Minicraft kits. How can I determine the correct orientation? I should remove the recording and look at the trunk directly the correct V-angle.

      Thanks for your help and tips

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      Post #66369, posted on 03-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Whenever possible I work from diagrams of the real thing. If I can't find those, I'll find a head-on view of the real aircraft and figure it out from that. You could also find a good side view of the real aircraft, figure out what fuselage landmarks the wingtip aligns with, and use that to "eyeball" the wings to the proper dihedral.

      Once you know how much dihedral you need, here's a way to make sure it's the same on both wings:

      1. Secure the model to your work platform in a way that holds the fuselage flat and the tail vertical. Blue painters' tape across the top of the fuselage would work well for this. Use a 90-degree carpentry square to help you maintain vertical alignment.
      2. Apply just enough glue to the wing roots to hold them in position once slid into place.
      3. Before the glue sets, stack enough coins under one wingtip to hold it at the correct height until the glue takes permanent hold. Put an identical stack of coins under the other wingtip.
      4. Once everything is properly aligned, finish the glue joint and let everything cure.

      I've also used a variant of this method when I've had to scratchbuild landing gear and want to make sure the airplane sits correctly: stack coins under the wings and nose at the correct height, glue the gear in place, put the model back on the coins, and let gravity do the work while the glue sets. This method is very low-tech, but it has yet to fail me.

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      Post #66370, posted on 03-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks a lot for the tips Mr Jodie Peeler will implement it as of now
      Best regards PSA

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      Post #66371, posted on 03-08-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      There's also something like this if you like having the "right tool for the job."

      https://www.google.com/search?q=aircraft+model+jig&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4rJDdjsjSAhVQHGMKHafhAqEQ_AUICigD&biw=1280&bih=671#imgrc=4bXt-ezXwvEjaM:


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      Post #66375, posted on 03-09-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you also a good solution.

      Greetings PSA