Mar 24, 2004, 09:36 PM characters welcome! United States, CA, Bear Valley Springs Joined Feb 2000 27,770 Posts I don't really consider this a Beginner subject but one for Parkflyers. Therefore... mw
 Mar 25, 2004, 10:06 PM www.airmidimicros.com United States, LA, Slidell Joined Jan 2004 384 Posts Boomer, I assume the spaced out lines on the elevator/stab, and on the rudder/fin diagrams are also 1/8" balsa. For example, the lines with the space of 1 1/2" between them on the stab/elevator. Is this correct? For the 1/8" ribs on the outside end of the wing, is it ok to glue 2 pieces of 1/16" balsa ribs together? When you start to glue the wing together is it better to start with a middle rib, or start from one end of the wing, or does it matter? About how high can you get with this plane? Can you do loops? Thanks. Mike Last edited by Air Midi; Apr 07, 2004 at 12:01 AM.
Mar 25, 2004, 10:49 PM
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Quote:
 Originally posted by Air Midi Boomer, I assume the spaced out lines on the elevator/stab, and on the rudder/fin diagrams are also 1/8" balsa. For example, the lines with the space of 1 1/2" between them on the stab/elevator. Is this correct? For the 1/8" ribs on the outside end of the wing, is it ok to glue 2 pieces of 1/16" balsa ribs together? When you start to glue the wind together is it better to start with a middle rib, or start from one end of the wing, or does it matter? About how high can you get with this plane? Can you do loops? Thanks. Mike
Mike everything is 1/8" balsa sticks unless noted otherwise.
Mike center ribs are 1/8: too and gluing 2 pieces of 1/16" will work.
Glueing sequence doesn't matter.
Plane will speck out and it will loop forever without losing much altitude.
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 Mar 26, 2004, 05:54 PM Been There! Done That! Eugene, Oregon, United States Joined Sep 2001 19,187 Posts Mike, One other thing the center ribs are full ribs IE: if you draw a rib with the rib pattern and then instead of cutting the underside of the rib in the curve you would draw a line across from bottom rib tip to tip and that is your cut line for a full rib. Also all ribs are installed at 90 degrees to the work table except the center ribs and they are set at an angle with the tops leaning toward the wing tips on each half using the angle template that was included with the rib pic so that when the center ribs are glue together after both halves of the wing are done you will have the correct dihedral automaticly. boomer www.boomerseflight.com
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If I may add here is a pic of the full ribs on the original cul de sac flyer......I also set them at an angle to meet the fuse. stick....

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Mar 26, 2004, 06:04 PM
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a bottom view ..center ribs are of the airfoil with the full ribs glued to them to slide over the fuse stick...

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Mar 26, 2004, 06:07 PM
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another view....I hope boomer doesn't mind that I show these pics.!!!! Thanks Boomer ..this was a wonderful project ....Tom

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 Mar 26, 2004, 06:23 PM Been There! Done That! Eugene, Oregon, United States Joined Sep 2001 19,187 Posts Tom, Thanks as a pic is worth a thousand words! I wish now I had taken build pics but I didn't think there would be much interest. I could build another but don't need two right now! Been getting a lot of favorable comments from some of the guys I fly with and I expect I will see several show up soon. boomer www.boomerseflight.com
 Mar 26, 2004, 09:58 PM victim of the system Home of the Toledo RC show Joined Jul 2003 2,695 Posts Boomer...it was your inspiration that gave me the confidence that I could build one of these....I hope with your great designs that others will benefit as well......I just wanted to show how I used your design to work for me and to help others....scratch building can be simple with a good instructer...thanks
 Mar 27, 2004, 09:50 AM Registered User Flatwoods, KY Joined Oct 2000 34 Posts Will the wing, as shown on the plans, be strong enough to cover with ultracote lite? I don't have enough solite on hand but I have a couple of rolls of ultracote lite. Also, has anyone tried a polyheidral wing.
Mar 27, 2004, 11:00 AM
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 Originally posted by Rojo Will the wing, as shown on the plans, be strong enough to cover with ultracote lite? I don't have enough solite on hand but I have a couple of rolls of ultracote lite. Also, has anyone tried a polyheidral wing.
Just be sure you weight it down flat when you shrink each half. The way the wing is designed putting in poly would just weaken the wing and would acomplish nothing in flight ability. Review the in flight pics on my website. It just doesn't get any better than that!
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 Mar 27, 2004, 06:16 PM www.airmidimicros.com United States, LA, Slidell Joined Jan 2004 384 Posts Boomer and TooTall, Thanks for the additional information and photos. I glued the rudder/fin today, and have all the ribs cut for the wing. Next, I will glue the stab/elevator before I start the wing. More questions to follow I am sure. Mike
 Mar 31, 2004, 12:45 AM www.airmidimicros.com United States, LA, Slidell Joined Jan 2004 384 Posts I'm just about done with part one, I just need to glue the 2 center ribs on the left and right wing. Later when you glue the 2 sides of the wing together, would the 1/4" balsa LE and TE get in the way since the center ribs are at an angle? It seems that they might touch before the center ribs are flush. I glued all of the other pieces together so what would be the next step? Thanks. Mike
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 Originally posted by Air Midi I'm just about done with part one, I just need to glue the 2 center ribs on the left and right wing. Later when you glue the 2 sides of the wing together, would the 1/4" balsa LE and TE get in the way since the center ribs are at an angle? It seems that they might touch before the center ribs are flush. I glued all of the other pieces together so what would be the next step? Thanks. Mike
You just sand or trim them off to match the slanted rib so the glue area is all on the same slant.
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