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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Whisky I pin the lamination strips over the plans, on layer at a time. Once all the layers are in place, thin CA is drizzled over the assembly. I make sure that the pieces are thoroughly saturated. The structured is done over waxed paper, so it is fairly easy to lift from the plans, once it has dried.

I fill in the structure with the straight pieces, before I pull the piece from the board.

Take a look at post 25, from the link I posted above. It should provide you with a general idea of what I'm trying to explain.

The CA hardened balsa is surprisingly easy to sand.

Hope this helps.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Started to work on the landing gear only to realize I was out of brasing flux. So I ordered some. This was yesterday.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Got the wing ply pieces cut. The last rib outboard is where the ailerons terminate so I made them out of ply for added strenght . And cut the template for the ribs. There are 28 ribs top and bottom.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Thought I'd mention for those that have not thought about cutting ribs. These are symetrical so I like to add a stand tab to aid in the building process.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 07:14 PM
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Here is the ribs all routed, band sawed, and drill pressed. I modified the rear stringer from a 1/4 x 5/8 rectangle to a 1/4" dowel. I would have had to hand sand all 28 holes and be near perfect. A round holes is much easier.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Fine! If ya'll insist. Here's some more building. The wings have been started. The bottom wing left half.
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:05 PM
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I had a conversation with someone earlier today about plan protectors. Thought I'd share here. I use painters plastic, see photo. So far I have not found any of our glues and adhesives stick to it at all. And it's cheap $20 for a 9' x 400' roll. My table is two feet wide so I will get 200 coverings out of a roll. That's a good deal!
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Old Dec 21, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Fine! If ya'll insist.
We do, we do!

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Well then let there be more! The other side added. But thats it. I have to cut some spars, leadine and trailing edges.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 08:03 AM
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I have to commend you on your abilities. I recently cut out some ribs for a GP Sportster rebuild. I did not enjoy the process. LOL
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Thank's Tom. Do you use a router or cut each rib independent on a band saw?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Router ? I'd hurt myself. LOL

I used my bandsaw. From now on, I'll use a kit cutter, or stick to kits.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Here's a *very* slick way of cutting ribs using a router table (post #1):

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1413655

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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Not a real productive day model wise. But I think the left half is ready for some glue. I will get on that in the morning.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 07:00 PM
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It's early. You still hasve time to glue up that wing tonight !
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