Drag braces

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Making the drag braces was fairly simple. First I calculated the angle to be about 45 degrees.

I nailed blocks into the workbench as directed in the manual so I can move the rear spar sideways to show installing the drag braces. Once installed I push the rear spar against the block to bring the wing square.

About five tries removing a tiny bit of length each time I had a perfectly fitting drag brace. Repeat for each one.

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RS-9 drag brace
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RS-8 drag brace
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RS-7 drag brace

Each drag brace is supported by some gusset blocks made from RS-11. With the miter saw I had these cut in a few minutes.

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