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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:29 PM
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wing - main spars

Well, I have not had much time to build lately. But, I have made some progress.

I started the wing by laminating the spruce spars. I used aluminum circular saw rip guides on a building table to make a jig so the spars would come out straight. I use the same rip guide to align the bottom spar on the plans. I pin balsa blocks on each side of the spar to make sure it stays straight.

Note the tabs on the bottom of the ribs. This is big plus of the partial kit. The tabs allow the wing to be built right side up on the plans and true. The shear webs were cut on the band saw and glued in plane before the top spar is epoxied into place. I used small barbell weights, driver drill batteries, and a can of pennies (from my RC scale) to hold the top spar in place while the epoxy dried.
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