Sailplane Construction Article Session
Today the wide trailing edge was tied in with the
new rear spar using 1/8" inclined false ribs on each end and two of the
three diagonal braces were added as shown below.
This is a close of the 1/8" inclined false rib on
the left side.
All sub ribs were sanded and glued in place along
the stab's leading edge as shown below.
This shows a frontal view of the sub ribs.
The ends of the ribs in the elevator were
carefully cut loose in their slots and the bottom of the wide trailing edge
surface was aligned tangent to the bottom edge of the ribs as shown below.
Notice that one 3/32" balsa gusset was added to each rib. The purpose of
these gussets is to hold the rib's position when they are cut off in the
morning to receive the new elevator leading edge.....................Tandy
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