Looks like a fun afternoon! Congrats on the great initial flights of your new Wanderer..
Originally Posted by cityevader
I just got another Wanderer from my brother, and it's different. I built the Dynaflite version. It had a fabulously thick instruction manual, with tons of pictures, and very, very well written. The "new" one is a Marks Models version, and the plans are different (same as yours) and the instructions are quite hard to follow, no pictures (except for 20 or so pictures compiled on a separate sheet)
and in the instructions it shows scrap pieces of wood in the very locations that you had circled... Mark Models has you build the entire wing first with center ribs "elevated" followed by sheeting the center section after removing from work surface, whereas Dynaflite has you laying down the bottom sheeting first and then the ribs, to keep it nice and true/flat.
The original Marks Models Wanderer kits that had been packaged in the orange label boxes have a wingspan of 72 inches. Built mine from the one of the early kits and being a fairly experienced modeler, did not follow the instructions to the "T" and did lay down the bottom sheeting first to obtain that nice, flat lower wing surface.
However, the instructions also called for not driving pins thru the hefty spruce wing spars, which I did not follow. Gotta respect the instructions on this one. Don't ask me how I know.
I did come across a Dynaflite Wanderer kit with a 76" wingspan that had a different label. Probably the last run of Wanderer kits from Dynaflite.