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  • Posted in thread: -12 construction on 07-03-2017 at 03:21 AM
    For this style of jig, I like sliding the jig (with the partially glued rib) over the table
    edge, starting from the tail, and sticking in the dowels as their hole passes over the table

  • Posted in thread: Zach's Pitts Project on 06-30-2017 at 04:07 PM
    Things are moving along, but most of the work isn't very visible. I'm currently at 415
    hours.The main fuselage structure is all welded up, but I've left the cabane struts and
    firewall pins partially w...

  • Posted in thread: Cracked longeron on 06-08-2017 at 02:29 AM
    Anyway, just curious if any rust preventative was used on the frame originally or if anyone
    does when doing the repair?TIG and gas welding aircraft tubing has a lot of mythology around
    it, but current...

  • Posted in thread: Nicks S-1S build thread on 06-06-2017 at 02:15 PM
    I can't make out the tail number, but what's the plane's backstory? I understand the extra
    cross bracing in the first bay (it looks like it's all landing gear reinforcement), but I'm
    curious about the...

  • Posted in thread: Environment Issue Question (high to low humidity) on 05-29-2017 at 02:21 PM
    I've heard of a spar cracking after a move from Florida to Colorado from someone who had it
    happen to them, but it was in a different aircraft type which is more prone to spar issues. I'd
    recommend be...

  • Posted in thread: About to start building on 05-22-2017 at 01:06 AM
    The Chinese suck up the spruce so fast it is hard for small buyers to get good stuff. They buy
    by the forest not the tree.I'd love to know what the alternative use for aircraft grade spruce
    is. I don'...

  • Posted in thread: Zach's Pitts Project on 05-08-2017 at 01:56 PM
    I'd missed that in cross referencing the sheet ~200 plans and the VR3 plans. Thank you for
    catching it when I had things tacked, that will save me some heartburn.

  • Posted in thread: Zach's Pitts Project on 05-08-2017 at 03:33 AM
    I might as well add an update, I finally finished my aileron ribs roughly a week after the
    first post in this thread. All of the wing ribs are now finished, which has been a ton of work.
    76 wing ribs ...

  • Posted in thread: Capstrip ordering refresh on 05-05-2017 at 11:10 PM
    My experience was that Spruce and Wicks don't let you pick capstrip grain direction online, but
    they may be more accommodating on the phone or in person. I found that rectangular sizes tended
    to be cu...

  • Posted in thread: How to draw out the rib nose piece? on 05-03-2017 at 08:37 PM
    Try making a perfect nose block without the notch for your capstrips out of thick MDF, and then
    build a router table, buy or borrow a small router (I used a Bosch Colt), and get a 1/4" flush
    mount bit...