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Old Jun 10, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Riblets aren't for strength, only to better emulate the full scale.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 12:33 PM
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And here I thought they were for barbecuing.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Bamboo skewers like used in barbequing can make a strong part with some shaping...provided they are long enough. They have a history of modeling use as well.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 06:42 PM
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And here I thought they were for barbecuing.

Larry
I knew someone had to get a BBQing rib in there somewhere. Was just waiting.

The riblets are mainly just for show but a side effect is added strength to the LE. The LE has less open space to cover.


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Old Jun 11, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Bamboo skewers like used in barbequing can make a strong part with some shaping...provided they are long enough. They have a history of modeling use as well.
On my Camel I used Bamboo skewers for the wing pegs. Did not have any 1/8 dowels. May do it again on the N17.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Looking good Jim,

Nice size, not too big or too small.

I will be following your build closely.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I knew someone had to get a BBQing rib in there somewhere. Was just waiting.

The riblets are mainly just for show but a side effect is added strength to the LE. The LE has less open space to cover.


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You can always count on me to get in a rib or two.

While a stronger leading edge is an added benefit of riblets, they aren't just for show. Just as on the full size aircraft, the riblets reduce the sagging of the covering between the ribs on the wing's leading edge. This helps maintain the desired airfoil shape without the added weight of leading edge sheeting. Since the leading edge is probably the most critical part of the airfoil, this results in a more efficient wing both on the full size and the model.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Jim,

If you had ordered the Camel full kit you would have received a bamboo skewer to use in place of 1/8" dowels

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:42 AM
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Having had my wrist slapped for not taking up RAFster's comment about who would be building the Zeppelin I was drawing a line at, I suppose the answer to that should have been, 'You if you aren't careful.' Mind you, you'd need a heck of a big model room, but at least you could float it straight out through the window (or hole in the wall).

I can see it now, Jim dives his Nieuport towards the lumbering Zeppelin (making machine-gun sounds) and an electronic charge ignites the hydrogen. Most impressive, if a once only event.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Go ahead Pete, design a flyable Zepplin, I dare ya!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Hey Pete. You could mess with these guys and design a Zep CS-1. Midkiff did one that flies really nicely as rubber FF.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Nope, wouldn't fall for that one Charlie, I already have the plans for that one!
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 04:14 PM
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I think I'll just keep my big mouth shut in future.
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Old Jun 12, 2012, 04:16 PM
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There's also the Staaken...



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Old Jun 12, 2012, 04:23 PM
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Aw come on, a Zepplin filled with helium and electric motors-real cool
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