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Old Jun 19, 2014, 06:01 AM
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ok, i should have updated my progress a week ago, but better late than never.

i started experimenting with the fuselage structure. i have seen some builds that uses just ribs, with carbon spars connecting them, but i tought that would be harder to do, so i tought of the idea to maybe have a type of box inside of the fuselage from the nose to the tail (obviously cant go all the way, but most of it. i think WAGliderGuy used it in his (glorious.. ) DC-9

well, that's my thoughts, and ill start building it with this method instead as soon as possible.
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Old Jun 20, 2014, 05:54 AM
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ok, i should have updated my progress a week ago, but better late than never.

i started experimenting with the fuselage structure. i have seen some builds that uses just ribs, with carbon spars connecting them, but i tought that would be harder to do, so i tought of the idea to maybe have a type of box inside of the fuselage from the nose to the tail (obviously cant go all the way, but most of it. i think WAGliderGuy used it in his (glorious.. ) DC-9

well, that's my thoughts, and ill start building it with this method instead as soon as possible.
No rush Sir, Better to take your time & get it right than rush & sscreww it up.
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Old Jun 21, 2014, 12:06 AM
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so i tought of the idea to maybe have a type of box inside of the fuselage from the nose to the tail (obviously cant go all the way, but most of it. i think WAGliderGuy used it in his (glorious.. ) DC-9
Although the box structure that runs through the formers worked great on my DC-9, I recommend simply using one, long flat piece of 6mm depron with a carbon fiber rod glued on top instead as it is easier to make and still aligns the formers together.

Also, don't underestimate the strength the sheeting will add! On my next build I might not even use CF.
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Ok, ill scrap that too then trail and error ey?

I don't know how much reinforcement im going to need, but what size of carbon spar do you think i need for the fuselage then?
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Old Jun 22, 2014, 07:35 PM
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3-4mm is plenty I think.
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