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    Dynel Question

    So Dynel would end up heavier, since it soaks up more resin. And it would be harder to work with. And glass, correctly selected, could do the same job with less hassle and less wieght. Thanks for the replies.
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    Dynel Question

    So... the upshot is....? So, if a wood spar and ribs were carrying the loads, and you skinned it with foam, you'd go for the more common fiberglass over the foam than dynel. Yes/No and why (Cost, stronger, easier, or what?) Just trying to learn. Doing a little pipe-dreaming about a...
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    Dynel Question

    I've never done anything with composites. I was reading on the web about the early KR series plane, and how he used Dynel, rather than fiberglass. I want to know why dynel, and if dynel is still used (or even available). vs fibreglass is Dynel cheaper lighter easier to use less...
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    Rigging ailerons?

    Why not give the folks in Edgely a call before you redesign your bellcranks? A change in the bell cranks may also change how the push pull tubes move (or cables) through the spaces in the wing ribs to the ailerons. The desinger may have had important reasons for making them non-differential...
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    I'm tired of waiting!

    Take a look at the headwind Uses a vw engine, seats one. Excellent plans (I own a set) and yet there are folks that build components for them. DO a search on Stewart Headwind and you should find his website, stewart aircraft of michigan or some similar title. This plane is a modern day...
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    ...And next you'll tell me we didn't beat the Germans at Pear Harbor! You've probably been reading all those revisionist liberal history books.
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    Marilyn: Is that one of those little pocket refs I occasionaly see on the counter at the lumber yard and other places? If so, I need to pick up one. Others: Well, got my "free" permit. The elected official was already gone for the day at the Zoning office, at 3:00 in the afternoon. (I...
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    Marilyn: Well, you gotta get one of those new fangled tape measures first and then... Sketch this out on a piece of scrap paper and you'll see what I mean. Ridge of the barn runs east/west, 32 feet long. Barn is 24 feet wide north to south. The shed will be L shaped and run along the...
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    OK, I'll call the county engineer. See what he has to say. I'll give them someone elses name first. However, I KNOW there are a lot of outbuildings that go up around here with no inspection, no permit, no nothin!, so all I'm really gonna achieve is to get my property taxes rasied a little...
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    Building codes! We don't need no stinking building codes! No, seriously, this is out in the county, and no humans will live in it, so the county engineer doesn't care what I do with it. Natuarally, I want to build it right, so it doesn't cave in on my airplane someday. Footings will of...
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    Greetings, new guy, with a question

    Orion, or others, perhaps you could help me. I am building a 24 x 32 foot 2-story barn with a shop up the upstairs to use to complete work on my Slepcev Storch. The bottom floor of the barn is designed with a 12 foot door in one of the sidewalls, so I can stick the tail of my completed...
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