Sunday, May 20, 2007

Airplanes: Chuperosa Part 5

This is taking longer than I thought. I forgot that I would also have to make my own drawings. Below is a picture of the left wing panel with 6 more ribs to fit. Notice the steel straight edge at the leading edge- this is the first time I tried this, and it works very well because it not only trues up the LE, it gives you a more solid object to work with, which in turn helps make sure the ribs can be sung without bowing any of your straight lines.


brojer said...

Is the spar one piece or split between ribs?

Matthew said...

There are two spruce spars top/bottom. What you see in the picture is the bottom spar with the webbing glued in place. That technique is a bit unorthodox, but I like it a lot better because it really helps to keeps the ribs square. I'll be finishing the panel this Saturday, so check back and let me know what you think.