Craig Bransfield
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From "Construction Notes" Falco Builders Letter, March 1990

Craig's stabilizer jig is a variation on our method. His purpose was to rigidly fix the spars in place and add the ribs, etc. around them. The jig goes up to the theoretical meeting point of the aft side of the leading edge strip, where a wood screw is installed to hold a nylon fishing line to define the location of the forward ends of the ribs.

As it turned out, Craig had enough length in the leading edge strips to actually join them together to temporarily add support. He says the jig allows for a fair amount of force to be safely used while bending the trim tab tube to fit, which he found difficult to install because the location of the holes did not describe a circular arc and thus required a certain amount of bending-in-place.