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Old Sep 26, 2005, 08:18 AM
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Bubble Dancer Spar Material

Could someone please advise me on a problem.
I want to have ago at building a BD,but sending the 48'' spar material to Australia will cost the earth(only42''max via airmail).
The kind staff at CST said they would help by cutting the spars to make postage cheaper,so my question is,the center panel is about 36''so do I ask them to take a couple of inches from each end of the 48'' strips? and also same question about the mid panel,where to cut the 48'' stock?

Any help.

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Old Sep 26, 2005, 09:15 AM
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The BD plans are complete. Ask CST to cut the 48" stock one 6" x 0.0014" thin end and then the opposite 6" x 0.0014" thin end. You use the proper cut off 6" pieces for the bridge assembly.

You can confirm my advise and ask your question at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Allegr...guid=108420033
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Old Sep 26, 2005, 12:06 PM
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3810,

The Bubble Dancer build is quite rewarding. Congrats for taking on the project.

You cut the ends off the center section spar, as you thought. The mids you cut in two.

A good picture of how this all works out is here:

http://www.charlesriverrc.org/articl...Fs/spar_V2.pdf

You might want to have them leave the tips a little long and then you don't need to have a separate carry through spar.
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Old Sep 27, 2005, 07:28 AM
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Thanks for your help GUYS
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 04:00 AM
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If the spar material is 48" carbon fiber laminate, it can be rolled and inserted in a tube for shippment like a set of blueprints. I bought some that is 48x24. If rolled a couple of turns, it would fit into a 24" tube for shipment or maybe a triangular Federal Express box.
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Old Sep 30, 2005, 05:06 AM
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Hi LWThompspn,
From what I understand the laminate for the center panel is to stiff to roll up,but thanks anyway.

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Old Sep 30, 2005, 08:00 AM
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If the spar material is 48" carbon fiber laminate, it can be rolled and inserted in a tube for shippment like a set of blueprints. I bought some that is 48x24. If rolled a couple of turns, it would fit into a 24" tube for shipment or maybe a triangular Federal Express box.
The outer spar material can be rolled (and I expect it will come that way, at least mine did), but the center and mids spar, nobody's rolling that. Unless you want to end up with some carbon splinters and a whole bunch of little spars.

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