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Old 02-18-2009, 10:49 PM
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Default Ribs?

Can't take it no more.
I know what tip wands are as well as sprogs, battens, transverse battens and I thought I've seen every zipper on the U2.
So what is an internal rib.
Do to intense bordom I sometimes reread the handbook that came with the wing. I have a vivid image/memory of every step of the set up process but for the life of me I can't remember ever seeing anything that would resemble an "internal rib" much less a zipper to secure it, yet the handbook says they're there.

Granted the times that I did the set up were in less than favorable conditions so I was skim reading the hand book during the set up.

So in the event I find myself not in the presence of other U2 owners the first time I set up to fly, it would really take a load off my mind if someone could shed some light on this matter.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-19-2009, 04:40 AM
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Next time you set up your wing, look inside your wing. Or here, click on the photo of the inside of mine. Go ahead, I'll let you look at her hidden bits! Just don't touch! Look behind the crossbar. See the zipped in dacron holding the upper and lower surfaces together? That is an internal rib.


WARNING, Clicking the picture takes you to a rather large copy!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:51 AM
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Aha!

Mystery solved and I can now actually get some work done.
(Whew, that was killing me.)

The super big pic. worked out very well.

Thanks Craig.
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