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Ribs Primed

August 30th, 2012

Primed and Drying

I think my index finger is still numb from the spray cans, but with all the fumes, I am not sure. đŸ™‚ I was able to get the ribs primed and ready for assembly with the spars. Other than the Duplicolor Self Etching Primer cans spitting/dripping in some places, the ribs look great! I really do dig the color. It just seems to scream airplane parts. After living near and touring the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson AFB many times, I just like the green color. Kind of a throw back to the bombers and fighters of WWII.

Left Wing Ribs Drying

Here you can see my cheap but effective priming tables. They are simply chicken wire stretched over a 2″x4″ frame. They work pretty well. I usually will start  priming the parts with the flanges up so that when the part is flipped, the chicken wire only contacts the parts in a few places where they have been primed before. These are the left wing ribs drying.

Right Wing Ribs Drying

Here are the right wing ribs drying on my bench. I will let them sit for a day or so and then start riveting them to the spars. This should be a productive Labor Day weekend!

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