But that's ok as I have things I can be doing. For instance, the rib kit has arrived from Hollein in Germany, so I can get on with rebuilding the wing on my Thermal Instinct F5J. And a very quick service that was, considering Hollein didn't have any stock of this item when I contacted them this time last week. Well done Hollein!
So last night I began work on the outer wing tip panel, removing the old, broken ribs, cleaning off the carbon spar and generally tidying it up.
You can see that the tip panel was virtually destroyed with only the TE, aileron and servo box surviving. The mid wing panel looks like needing about half of the ribs replacing.
So the above picture shows a dry fit of the ribs. The servo box still has the rear half of the ribs intact, and these make up part of the servo box. So I'm just going to modify the new ribs and glue these to the existing ribs. I also have to fabricate a triangular strengthening piece to fit where the tip rib and TE meet.
The construction of the tip panel should be completed tomorrow and a good start at least made on the mid wing section panel.
And whilst all this is happening, I shall be watching the Six Nations Rugby Championship on the TV.
Have a good weekend all.
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