Continued installing the control sticks. Getting all those little washers in there as spacers was difficult on the bench when I did it the first time. It was downright painfull with the control parts in the bottom of the fuselage. I haven't had too many moments of extreme frustration with the build so far. But this is one of them. I think I may install the nose gear and then climb in to finish off the task.
Should have cut the extra two ribs. If I have to take the control sticks out, I will go ahead and make the modifications. It will take less time.