May 12th, 2007

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Ribs

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.

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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.