Warning some pictures are planned but not here so please enjoy the icon until I get them scanned. :^)
This set of web pages is my builders log, of how I did mine. I am not an engineer and I did not follow Roger Mann's plans to the letter. The changes that I made are either my ideas or adapted from other plans, but are not tested on this design, so therefore I recomend that you built to the plans of whatever design you choose. Please use this web page as a source to see how I did mine and for that purpose only, please enjoy.
After reading the article on the RagWing Special in Kitplanes(C)Magazine. I fell in love, A plane that was that cute, could be built for less than $5,000 and approx. build time of 400 hours, WOW. I received RagWing Special #327 plans spring 97, and didn't plan to build for some time, as I had other projects going. After reading posts to the RagWing email list, I couldn't stand by and watch, so in Jan 98, I bought some spruce and ripped it into 1/4" square and made a rib jig. I was traveling almost two weeks a month for my work, so I would build 2 or 3 ribs a week in my hotel room,(I'll bet the maids were curious). I had about a dozen done before I changed jobs.
After changing jobs I was home more so time has been devoted to the other projects that haven't been done. I occasionally would build a rib in the evening, until I ran out of wood.
Most of my work has been 15 minutes at a time, it is amazing how much you can get done working this way, that's only 1/4 of a sit-com.
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