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2/22/2009

Glued Rudder Ribs in place

Now that the trailing edge was done, the next step was to glue in the remaining rudder ribs. I cut and sanded them so that they all fit perfectly, but when the time came to actually glue them in, they didn't fit so tightly anymore! It turns out that the spar was bowing slightly because of the weights that I had put on it to keep it steady. I ended up clamping it
to the 6-foot level to keep it straight, and everything fit again!

When I sanded the leading edges of the fin ribs, I ended up being too agressive
on the lower one, so I had to add some scrap to the back side
of the leading edge to make up the difference.

Total Time: 2.5 hrs.