I’ve been away from the build for a while as a long list of “honey-do” items stood in the way of progress. I finally got some painting and garage work out of the way. I even got our bicycles hung up in the garage!
I didn’t have a full day (I was heading into the city for my boss’ birthday party), but I finally finished the wing stand and deburred the left wing ribs that I match drilled last time.
The stand is surprisingly sturdy and rolls well on it’s caster wheels. It took a copy tweaks to the design to get the wing to fit. In particular, I had to move the end cap pieces to the outside as I needed the full 10 foot length to suspend the wing. That will be necessary when I convert the stand to a sling to hold the wing tips.
The stand gave me extra work space on the benches to do the final deburr. I took the ribs off one at a time, deburred the newly drilled holes, and then reattached them. It worked out nicely.
The right wing ribs were already deburred (though I checked them again and found a couple holes that needed some retouching). Both wings are now clamped to the cradle.
Finally, it is time to get back to some riveting to finish out section 14. I will pull a couple of ribs off to mount ailerons and flap brackets before riveting the ribs to the spars.