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Old Apr 30, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Sterling Models built strong,hefty models ideal for my flying style.I like scale flying,mostly 'circle-plane' stuff,just relaxing.
Enlarging those plans resulted in learning ways to reduce the size of the timbers that were presented....a 1/4 x 1/2 spar didn't need to be 1/2 x 1" now.
So in the case of the spars,they could remain at 1/4 x 1/2",but now with shear webbing added.....stronger,with less weight.
1/8" thick ribs could still be used in the wing and tail,and the sheeting didn't need to be thicker either.

ENTER SPARKY..The first thought I had,on seeing the larger plans,was that here was another model that would not need a lot of modifying.
Some of you may know that I collect wing spars from full size restorations,to use in constructing my babies.-Up to 16'of free Aircraft Grade Certified spruce.free.did I say it is free?
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