IIRC, from helping build a II wing long ago and far away, it went something like this:
Build the spar.
Level it, and mark the chord line on the front and back.
Fix it in place, with one face up, and stretch a tight wire along the chord line at the face of the rear spar.
Build the ribs.
Mark the chord lines on the ribs.
Glue the ribs in place.
Attach the rear spar.
Attach the leading edge blank.
Sand all together with a long, straight sand board.
Shape leading edge.
Fit skin, and install guide pins for positioning it.
glue on the skin. (There are some tricks about moistening the skin to keel ot from developing a scallop between the ribs. I don't recall the details.)
Remove nails and guide pins.
Form and install a balsa tip.
Seal with epoxy, or cover with light weight fabric.
Get someone on the opposite wing tip, and lift it into position on the upper longerons.
Interesting, I'm looking at the wing drawings right now. I'll try to make sense of that using your description. I looked on the drawings I have and it shows no cord line or any indication whatsoever of a measurement. It does give the degree angles on the spar cross section so the rib contour is definitely not symmetrical. I guess I need to just make it look like the picture. haha.
Settle down TFF, settle down now! haha!OK, you started with a bipe and shelved it for a 2 seater and now to a Cassutt. Im pointing the 'better finish finger' at you Why not just do it right and build a Knight Twister. I have always loved the little racer planes but I might have to go Midget Mustang. Prefer an Owl Racer or a Toni over the rest. The best story I know was a local private owned but public use airport was opened and they had a little airshow. One performer with a Cassutt did long low inverted pass down the 6000 ft. At the end he disappeared for a second and then he pulled out inverted. He had pulled on the stick instead of pushed, and almost drug the tail; oops. A friend has a neighbor with one but I have never seen it out.
That's amazing performance on a small engine.There are tons of Cassutt pictures available by just using Google and typing in 'Cassutt Racer'…….
Creighton King (previous Cassutt business owner) and I were talking about how many were possibly built over the years, and we estimate over 800 'cassutts' (lumping all models) have been built and flown. I bet there are hundreds that are still out there partially built, in storage, waiting for new owners……A little detective work could turn up a project quickly, for a reasonable price…
When we originally finished N2EF, we had an A-80 continental on it. It weighed about 515 empty, and would cruise easily at 165 with that engine. Dad flew it out of a 2200 ft. grass strip, with trees and wires on both ends. When I rebuilt it, I installed an 0-200 Cont, and cleaned up the gear, pants, etc, and it 'cruised' at 180…although it was now at 540 pounds empty….....Ed