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Patching a canard ( works for a wing too) 

Setting the correct canard angle with the template 

 

Patching a canard ( works for a wing too)

Occasionally your canard may encounter some obstacle like a tree, fence post, runway light,  something that will jump out of nowhere, you know what I mean. Here's a way you may consider patching minor dents. This will only work if there is no structural damage, which is usually obvious visually. If it is in any way kinked, bent, not in a straight line, forget it, the safety is compromised. Once it buckles and loses its rigidity it will easily fail. Remember the canard is a critical structure as it contains 20% of the lifting surface but needs to carry 25% of the weight. You can calculate yourself what that means in a 3g pull-out. You don't want it to fail at that time. If in doubt have an expert check it for you.

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Setting the correct canard angle with the template

 

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