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Old Apr 03, 2011, 02:44 AM
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Now slip the lined up tail ribs into the correct spots on the spar. Excercise a little caution here, it is balsa wood after all. They will be a snug fit and if you have to pinch the tips a little, thats fine. For the most part, all of these balsa connections are very tight and snug and thats good. If you run into a situation where its so tight it feels like its going to snap, hold off. You may have to sand it slightly and thats ok.

For our model here I didnt have to do that even once but your results may vary. The ribs should slip in nicely.

Also note the holes in the spar are off center and will only accept the ribes correctly one way. This detail ensures you have the ribs correctly lined up. Sight down the spar when you are finished, if any are above or below the spar, they are probably not in correct. Reverse it and see if that helps.

Hold off on glueing for now.
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