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Old 03-03-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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Re: Making ribs using a template and a router

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:04 AM   #12
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Re: Making ribs using a template and a router

Well, a quick update.

I have a section of plywood about a foot by 2.5 feet in size. I measured things and put a 5/8th inch hole in the board and sanded out all the splinters, then mounted it via C-clamps.

The trim bit and router were positioned and I fired up the router. Everthing looks good.

I then cut a couple of test blanks and tried to see how things went.

What I learned:
1) use the blank on the right-hand side of the spinning router bit -- less tearing and throwing of bits.
2) blanks need to be just a bit larger than the template, approximately 1/8 inch or so.

For the 56-inch wingspan, I'll need the following bits
3/8 inch balsa ribs, every three inches (16)
1/4 inch blasa ribs (4)

This will give a wingspan of 52 inches for ribbed structure plus 2 inches for a flat-plate wingtip. Structure will be as follows: center ribs, fuselage edge ribs -- both 1/4 inch balsa, then 3/8 ribs every three inches then the horizontal flat-plate wingtip with triangular braces. Additional bits will be for the standard D-box structure and top-sheeting the ribs between the leading and trailing edges sheets. Think Falcon 56.
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