STRAKES. Cap Strips #1


I liked the method Kevin Steiner recommended to me for making the cap strips. I laid three layers of duct tape on the top strake shell corresponding with the fuel tank perimeter bulkheads for clearance. I opted to extend the cap strip on top of the outboard bulkhead to the main center spar and on the baffle aft of the inboard bulkhead for added strength. I then laid three layers of 2” BID and peel ply centered over the duct tape. Instead of one, I used two widths of 2” duct tape overlapped ½” in the center. This overlap would form a slight depression in the middle of the cap strip to help with adhesion of the top strake shell.

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