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Old Mar 12, 2002, 12:40 AM
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Two Sheeting Thicknesses in Compufoil

Hi all,

I'm designing a built-up fully-sheeted wing where I'd like to specify thinner sheeting aft of the main spar.

Is it possible to use two sheeting thicknesses in CompuFoil? - either a direct way or some sort of workaround technique?

Is there any other software on the market approaching the versatility of CompuFoil, that can handle multi sheeting thicknesses?
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Old Mar 12, 2002, 12:38 PM
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Yup, piece of cake - .jpg attached. Assign sheeting thickness (in this case 1/16", pull up D-tube menu, snap to spar #1, assign "Rib cap thickness aft of D-tube" (in the example I put 1/32").....voila!

Save it out as .dxf, email it to your friendly local laser-cutter and BOOM you got yourself some beautiful ribs

YOU CAN'T GO WRONG WITH COMPUFOIL!!
My $00.02
Milton Dickey
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Old Mar 12, 2002, 01:07 PM
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As straightforward as it gets; just seeing it from a different perspective (cap vs. sheet). Xlnt, thanks Milton
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 11:37 AM
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Spoken by a true CompuFoil veteran! Thanks for fielding the question Milton, and the accolades, even though I am six years late!
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 12:53 PM
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.... even though I am six years late!
I can't even remember posting the question!
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