My Wooden Airplane
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12/18/2009 - 12/20/2009

Sanded Wing Ribs

Now that all the ribs were built, I could sand them to their final shape. I ended up
making a template out of plywood and traced it onto each rib, then sanded each rib
down to the line to get them close. Then, I clamped all the ribs together
and sanded them some more to make sure they were all pretty even.

The toughest part was the "V" in the trailing edge of the short ribs for the aileron pocket.
A sanding block wouldn't fit very easily, so I had to use a set of files.

Total Time: 9.0 hrs.