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Replacement rib 11 received

It took a bit longer due to the lockdown in South Africa but I’m happy to receive my replacement rib 11 for the right wing.

While preparing the part for priming I found that a part of the flange of a lightening hole was missing:

TAF responded and wanted to ship a new rib which is great service!

However I wanted to see if I can fix it myself. On the internet I learned about the “Bob stick method”, invented by Bob Barrows, who designed the Bearhawk aircraft. Here a video about the method.

From a paint brush I created a Bob stick with a slot that has the correct depth as the existing flange of the lightening hole. It wasn’t to difficult:

Next was de-burring and priming the parts for the wing tips: