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Pitts Wing Ribs/Wings

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May 25, 2008
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First of all Hi. New to the site and new to building.

Just started my S1-C with the wing Kit from Steen but I thought I would throw out a couple of questions.

I'm buildling my Wing Ribs at present and was wondering what is recommended to sealing the wood after they have been completed. Should I wait for the complete wing to be assembled or is it more practical to do it as I go. I would think the latter but I revert to the combined experiance of the group here.

One other question. The Plans call for the supports to be mitred in the Ribs (or the way they are drawn) but the assembly instructions say it is builders choice. What is the opinion of the group in terms of added strength in the Rib. I'm guessing the critical structual concern is in the gussets. Again I revert to the group.



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