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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:54 AM
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I'll tap, thanks.


I have terrible news.

This morning my hubby, Dory, had a heart attack and crashed the car. He didn't survive. I'm still in shock, don't really know what to do. I have the day off tomorrow, and will probably take Friday too. I have Dad over with me, all the way from Fresno, and my sister will be helping me out tomorrow. I feel like I have to call half the county. One step at a time.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:19 AM
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The early BOT ARFs had the sheer webs installed horizontally. The first crashed one I rebuilt was that way. Unless that is a really old version she is probably OK, though that's not to say it'll take full pedal.
The direction of the sheer web doesn't seem to make as much of a difference as how much sheer web there is. I've read several posts comparing the two and the difference typically falls withing experimental error (+/- 5% maximum). These tests were mock-ups of wing sections and were tested to failure. One was an open structure and the other was a vacuum bagged glassed foam core with a traditional CF/balsa spar. The general thinking is that while the horizontal grain resists sheer it is more vulnerable to compression as the spars deflect. The vertical grain resists compression but is more vulnerable to sheer. The absolute worst case was a +/- 45 sheer which failed significantly earlier than either the horizontal or vertical grain sheer web. I may have to find the posts but in the end if your sheer is as wide as the spar, it doesn't really matter much.

On my BoT kit I'm going to follow the Bubble Dancer spar. I've already go the CF prelam and Kevlar thread, I just need to cut my own sheer webs. It may not be a rocket ship on the winch but at least it should be able to handle the lump of lead at the end of my leg.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:20 AM
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I have terrible news.
Oh my god. Please let me know if you need anything Katie. You have my number.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Katie,

My sincere sympathies and condolences to you. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:35 AM
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Katie, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss!!! Though I never met Dory, from the way you spoke of him here I have a feeling he was a great guy. I know it's going to be rough for a while, but hang in there and you'll make it through. I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say if you need anything all you have to do is ask. Hang in there Katie.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:47 AM
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Katie, sorry to hear of your loss Dory.

Hang in there as time does heal these things, as Jeff says we are hear to help

Sincerely

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 05:56 AM
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Katie,

Sincerest condolences from my family and I. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

Sean
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 06:55 AM
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I extend my condolences also Katie. You spoke highly of him, so I know you're hurting.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:08 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:20 AM
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I'll tap, thanks.


I have terrible news.

This morning my hubby, Dory, had a heart attack and crashed the car. He didn't survive. I'm still in shock, don't really know what to do. I have the day off tomorrow, and will probably take Friday too. I have Dad over with me, all the way from Fresno, and my sister will be helping me out tomorrow. I feel like I have to call half the county. One step at a time.
That's terrible. Please accept my condolences.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:28 AM
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I'll tap, thanks.


I have terrible news.

This morning my hubby, Dory, had a heart attack and crashed the car. He didn't survive. I'm still in shock, don't really know what to do. I have the day off tomorrow, and will probably take Friday too. I have Dad over with me, all the way from Fresno, and my sister will be helping me out tomorrow. I feel like I have to call half the county. One step at a time.
Katie,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I extend my condolences as well.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 07:49 AM
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tragic, so, so sorry Katie. When the universe hands down things like these all you can do is surround yourself with friends and family. Sounds ilke you have family with you and your freinds are here for you as you need thru the healing. Stay strong, one day at a time.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:04 AM
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My condolences Katie for your loss, as has been said if you need anything please ask.

Vaya con Dios


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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Dear Katie,

I'm so sorry to hear this tragic news. We never have the promise of tomorrow and things like this happen. You're a strong person and will deal with this, just take one day at a time. It has been said, if you need ANYTNING, we're here for you.

God Bless,
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Katie, that is indeed terrible news. Good luck, and please don't hesitate to ask if there is anything we can do to help. Nothing can replace Dory, but you still have your memories, and you still have lots of friends.
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