Chapter 524

Frederick, MD.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Est. 1975

Cub Work Session #182

There was a lot going on in the Chapter house today. Jerry brought in plans and lumber to make a wing stand. The stand will hold the wing vertically, leading edge down, which will make rib lacing a lot easier. By the end of the work session the stand was complete except for the carpet sling. Meanwhile, work continued on covering the ailerons. That project is somewhat tricky in that the fabric must be cut, fitted, and glued into the small hinge bays. It is a slow process. At the same time, a template was made for marking the locations along the ribs for rib lacing. The template is needed because of the difference in measurements between the curved top of the ribs and the flat bottom. The top fabric was then marked to the measurements with a chalk line. The next steps will involve pre-punching holes for the rib lacing and then marking and punching the bottom fabric. Then we need to practice rib lacing on our practice frame before trying it on the wing. The next work session will be Wednesday, July 18th at 9:30. There will be no work sessions during the week of Oshkosh.
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