My Wooden Airplane
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8/29/2009 - 8/30/2009

First Wing Rib

Now that I had the gussets made, I could start on my first wing rib. The first one always takes the longest. The rib jig worked well for holding the pieces in place while the glue dried, but I pressed my luck when I applied the gussets. Apparently, some epoxy leaked out the sides of the joints and onto some of the wooden blocks of the jig, making removal impossible without breaking something. I was able to repair the damage, but I think I will apply the gussets once the ribs have been removed from the jig from now on!

Total Time: 3.5 hrs.