On a side note, sorry to get off topic but,,
I am glad to see that people are building large plane and from scratch..
I have seen several of your projects here on RCU, very impressive.
I too build but mostly from plans.
What type of sticks are you using for your fuse as you have shown above??
I have been using poplar I ripped up into 1/4 sq etc, have you used pine b4?