May 12th, 2007



I’ve built two ribs, so my hands are now thoroughly covered in superglue. I laminated three layers of 3/32” x 3/8” balsa in a spiral. Each rib is about 20” in diameter.

While building the spiral I used pins to hold the balsa in place while the glue set. The first rib was a bit more difficult as I pinned down the strips in too many places. The second I only pinned the ends down and glued longer sections. This gave fewer voids in the lamination, too.


Hot Shooting

Hot Shooting, originally uploaded by drbrain.

Now I'm getting the hang of it!

Everybody else arrived late, so I shot off a box of ammo on a Sig P229 and ended up with groupings like this (or of similar size below the bullseye) for the rest of my shooting.

Now I need to work on my accuracy a bit more to get my groupings centered on the bullseye.