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.
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I still had to prepare and prime the new left wing rib 6 and 12.
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When I visited Sling 2 builder Alois in Germany I saw a newer version of rib 6 with a bushing instead of a plastic square piece to guide the aileron pushrod. Since one of my rib 6 didn’t fit I ordered this updated version of the right and left rib 6.
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I was not happy with the curved rib 12 and not with the first trial to straighten it, so I came up with a better idea.
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It’s easier to paint the inside of the taxi/landing lights ribs before assembly.
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I understand that rib 12 becomes curved when the factory bends the rib but I didn’t like it because it puts too much tension on the skin. I’ve asked TAF and other Sling 2 builders (the Sling 4 doesn’t has this rib), they said it’s no problem. Yet I looked for a solution.
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Although the bend of the support angles looked good I was afraid that the banging with the hammer causes cracks in the future. So I came up with a better idea: a mold in the vise and no banging with a hammer.
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The support angles of wing ribs 4, 6, 8 and 9 need a little bend to align with the rear spar flange.
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I received a replacement nose rib because the first one was damaged.
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Prepared the parts for the landing- and taxi lights.
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