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Posted by vulturetec | Sep 02, 2017 @ 02:21 PM | 3,185 Views
Building a "Mini-Antic" Monoplane from an older San Diego-era Proctor kit. My last Proctor kit took a couple of years to get around to finishing. Hopefully this will be faster! This should be fun after a Nieuport 11 and full size Antic Biplane project.

First step was to come up with a jig for the rib cap strips. On the Nieuport 11 I used the pin/nail method shown in the instructions. For the Antic Bipe and Nieuport 28 I made wooden jigs to clamp the strips to the ribs. That worked a lot better but getting the shape "just right" wasn't real easy. I spent a couple of hours designing a jig using "blue foam". The shape of the foam was made from scanning the sample rib from the kit the CNCing the foam blanks. I made two sets of foam jigs, one for gluing one side of the cap strips, another set flipped over for the other side. The foam blanks are held in place with nylon screws. Seems to work pretty well.

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