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 Sailplane Construction Project Session #50

Comet Sailplane Project
This afternoon I finished the forward "barrel" planking with strips of 3/32" X 1/4" balsa on the left side of the fuselage and added the two additional side 1/8" square stringers, including the six additional stringer fillets as shown below. I left this picture a little larger so you could see more detail on the left side of the fuselage. Notice I have removed the sub rudder and inserted a piece of 3/16" X 1/4" balsa strip just to protect the slot from getting dinged. The strip is held in place with a rubber band.
This picture shows a close up of the twelve stringer fillets where the stringers attach to the forward planking. 
In addition, I was able to finish all but two of the forward "barrel" planking strips on the right side of the fuselage. I want finish this right side up tomorrow and do some sanding to bring the  firewall in flush with the forward planking.............................Tandy 

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