Looking at the plan, it seems like a made an error in the fin. The part circled below is actually supposed to be part of the rudder.
It's not an issue that will cause any problems in flight, but I kinda liked the way it is supposed to look. So I broke out my trusty razor saw, chopped it off, and attached it to the rudder. I had to add a strip of balsa to fill it in a bit, but with wood filler and covering later on, you'll never know it was there. So it will look like this when it moves.
On to the wing.
The wing is built in two halves and then joined together. I'm about halfway through building the right half, so there it will take some time for another update as I will then go through and build the left half. After that, they get joined together. But I'm getting ahead of myself...
Step one is to lock down the main spar to the plan. I do that with T-pins as you can see.
The instructions are also in view. I have to say they have been very easy to read and straightfoward to follow.
The spar is basswood, a harder, denser wood. Up to now I've been working with balsa (albeit a couple different grades). The harder wood is used in higher stress areas, and you can imagine the stress the main spar of the wing undergoes.
Next we fit the ribs (back to balsa for these) to the spar. Notice the last rib is longer than the others as it is positioned outside of the ailerons.
Once they are glued down, I glue in the second main spar on the top of the ribs as well as the secondary leading edge spar (balsa this time) toward the front of the ribs. You can also see what will become the leading and trailing edges of the wing in the picture.
Here the leading and trailing edges have been glued in place, and the wing is beginning to really take shape.
Now I've added thin balsa sheeting to the leading and trailing edge (as well as a good dose of CA on my fingers!) The materials overhanging the rib will be trimmed away later.
An edge on view of the wing from the (as yet unfinished) wingtip. Looking at the shape of the ribs, you will notice they are flat at the bottom rather than curved - actually there is a slight curve to them. This is a semi-symmetrical non-tapered wing - as opposed to flat bottomed or symmetrical. A flat bottom wing is used on training models. It is very gentle and has great glide characteristics. It will slow down nicely for landing and recover from stalls easily. It won't do much by way of aerobatics though. The fully symmetrical wing is the opposite - lands (and flies) faster, will handle all maneuvers, including inverted flight, nicely. The semi-symmetrical is, as you probably have guessed, somewhere in the middle. It isn't as stable and gentle as a flat bottom, nor as wild and sporty as a symmetrical. It will give me more 'relaxing' flights, and I'll use the other plane I showed earlier in the thread (which has fully symmetrical, tapered wings) when I want to cut loose a little.