- May 27, 2019
I'm building stick built wing ribs and will run out of 1/16' ply to use for gussets. I have a sheet of fiberglass boat cloth that i laid up of three layers with the weave at 30 degrees and 60 degree to the first layer. Has anybody ever used or know of a plane that has used fiberglass o other composite to make gussets? I know that the late Ron Scott (EAA hall of famer) built a single seater very similar to a Tailwind years ago and used fiberglass panels bonded with epoxy to a wooden frame and the plane (old ironsides, see various issues of sportplane magazine) lasted for years.