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Buttoning Up

Well, all the pieces exist, just now got to get them all assembled. These pics show the spar attach brackets all fitted, the four ribs located and in place and the trailing and nose ribs. 137 more words

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You can never have too many clamps

I have found through this phase of the build you can never have too many clamps. This pic is the clamps used to attach and glue the front spar nail strip (it is only ever glued) used to hold the leading edge on. 52 more words

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Up Next - Trailing Ribs

Ok, due to lack of forward planning I am waiting for my metal brackets to be welded and media blasted. They are currently off getting done so work has slowed. 34 more words

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Nervous Times

With the spars front and back complete, its now time to glue them together. The way that I thought would be best to approach it is to glue the widest two ribs together. 70 more words

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Rear Spar and Ribs

Work has begun on the rear spar. It is profiled, doublers trimmed and I have started on glueing them on. On the front spar I had dramas getting the doublers staying in position even when clamped. 182 more words

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Front Spar complete

Building continues on the front spar. I have finished the bevelling of the front spar to 10 degrees. (Rear is 8 degrees). This required a 1/8″ checkout for the spar attach bracket but as you can see from the pics, they fit just perfectly. 152 more words

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Front Spar

Now that the ribs are complete, they are set aside and I have spent my time on the front spar.

As I am doing this for the first time, I had to decide how to bevel the top and bottom of the spars to 10 degrees. 212 more words

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