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Spar Fabrication
3/6/2007







<TD vAlign=top>Marking rib stations...


My spar material finally arrived after several weeks of waiting. $9+ dollars a board foot! It was annoying to see the snipe from the planer on both ends of the stock :0| , tho not really an issue, you'd expect perfection at that price.


Fabricating the spars with the splice jig I had made was a doddle. I had made the angle cuts on all 4 spars within 40 minutes [tho the jig virtually took a long day to make accurately].


Marking out wasn't too bad, taking into account that the ribs need to be at6.5 degrees to the spars.


Soooo, I am now ready to fix the the wing jigs [cradles] to the bench, and start glueing....after I do the compoundtapers on the tipsas per plans...








Checking geometry...
 

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