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Old 01-04-2007, 04:49 PM   #11
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Guys, this is an old thread. Thanks for the information anyway.

The airplane is still in the construction phase, but it is on hold until I get some time - and I dont know when that will be. I am trying to get into the school of design at OSU and I have been working so I dont have much free time to put on the airplanes.

As for solving the problem, I am going to use an aluminum wing joiner kit and use 3 plywood rib sections in the wing panels (one at the fuse end and one at the tip of the joiner in the wing with one more half way between for good measure) and have a plywood center section (built up, plywood for the rib sections and balsa for everything else so it doesnt get too heavy).

I am hoping I can get the airplane flying by the time I go to the lake next summer. Ill probably have to wait until school is out in the summer to get much done on the airplane.


edit: in response to your questions, John, the covering is just going to be a light layer of fiberglass (.75oz) and painted. The main construction material is foam, and I know that isnt very strong. Check out my thread on "giant trainer construction" somewhere here. I think its under the giant scale category. I wouldnt really call it a "trainer" now though, its just a high wing float plane - easy to fly, high lift characteristics though.
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:16 PM   #12
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Sorry about that. Did not realize it was an old topic but it had the yellow tag.
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