I was going to go flying today (retractable training and some IFR refresher work), but last night’s storm left 6 inches of slushy snow on the plane. The ramp was a mess (didn’t want to get slush into the retractable gear where it can freeze and prevent deployment). It was also still misting freezing drizzle. So I brushed snow off the planes and went to the shop.
All I did was work on ribs…. ribs, ribs, ribs
I finished deburring each rib with a file, sandpaper, and a Scotch-brite wheel. I drilled the two holes for snap bushings on a drill press. I dimpled the top of the non-wing walk ribs. I scuffed and primed the rib. I marked them with their location from the spar and hung them up.
I hung a box up as a mini-paint booth for the priming step.
Despite a break for lunch and ice skating lessons, I got 10 ribs done. 18 to go.