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    Model 17 Staggerwing 450-600Kg gross weight reply?

    Yes, your observation is correct. But 450 kg single seat would not fall into the Italian ULM category. Someone made Renegade Spirit and then simply gave up on the front seat. But in Italy they fly fischer Classic and Celebrity in the ULM category. The radials then have an excellent weight /...
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    Model 17 Staggerwing 450-600Kg gross weight reply?

    Ok. I am at work away from home and from the pile of wooden slats that should become my airplane. I have a lot of time to think and every now and then an idea comes up again. Premise. In Europe the rules on ultralight planes are much more permissive, as far as I know, than in the USA. I think...
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    Stressed-skin plywood construction without lumber?

    Some reflections. I have often read the word "sustainable". Well I believe that the only thing that is more sustainable in plywood is the possibility of using less valuable and faster growing plants, such as birch, compared to fir. For the rest there is a lot of glue and energy-consuming...
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    How to transfer 1: 1 drawings from paper to wood?

    Even if I was referring to drawings only on paper, your idea is interesting. Somewhere here on the forum, I saw the posts of a person who directly obtained the parts drawn on the CAD, with a fairly simple 2-axis CNC machine. Here in Italy, there are cnc wood cutting services on files formed by...
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    How to transfer 1: 1 drawings from paper to wood?

    Hello to all. A seemingly trivial problem but ... Today many drawings are released in 1: 1 scale. Very useful to check the correctness of your construction but I still haven't found a good way to transport these designs on wood. In particular, the shapes to be obtained directly from the plywood...
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    Removing glued parts and gluing new parts. Precautions regarding already penetrated glue?

    I used one of those oscillating tools on which you can mount different types of accessories. A pointed spatula with an abrasive side allowed me to work fairly accurately. In the past I have had the opportunity to make repairs on composite vehicles, in particular sailplanes, but generally the...
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    Removing glued parts and gluing new parts. Precautions regarding already penetrated glue?

    In the repair of the cell of the FP404, I have removed numerous parts of wood separating them along the gluing line. Now I have to paste the new pieces and a doubt arises. How much do I have to worry about the previous glue, penetrated where I'm going to glue the new piece? Clearly I prepare the...
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    FP404 fusellage main spar replace

    I'm waiting for a new set of drawings because with this cell I received only a few faded sheets. I didn't intend to reduce the cross-section of the side members but shorten it a little, 1mm the "bos spare" to get the glue better on the sides. however basically I will follow your advice to add...
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    FP404 fusellage main spar replace

    The damage was done mainly by those who tried to drive screws. the plywood has been broken by me to show the longitudinal member. the wings are stelate and have a few broken ribs. the other damages were related to the firewall and its structure that I am reconstructing.
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    FP404 fusellage main spar replace

    Good morning. I'm putting my hand to a Fisher FP404 returning from a heavy landing and a clumsy attempt at repair. At the moment I am rebuilding the firewall but the most serious problem concerns the main fuselage spar. Someone tried to repair it even screwing on another piece of wood :-(. They...
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    Classic fuselage designe but in carbon fiber tubes?

    After all it is quite probable that others have already had your problem and that someone has a solution ready ...
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    Classic fuselage designe but in carbon fiber tubes?

    Yes the method illustrated at the bottom was the first one I thought of. But I believe, based on my little experience, that the Ʊ (omega) shape is difficult to obtain with carbon skins that do not willingly accept to be folded at excessive angles. It could be made in glass or prefabricated in...
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    Classic fuselage designe but in carbon fiber tubes?

    The problem, which I have already experienced, is that carbon fiber skins do not easily mold, as can also be seen from the photo. If it were possible to design a cell with angles of the same joints in several points, then it would be possible to make connecting shells prefabricated in molds.
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    Classic fuselage designe but in carbon fiber tubes?

    An idea would be to reinforce the joints as is done in wooden buildings. Simple sticked spruce blocks. Forgive my first experiments with freecad.
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    Classic fuselage designe but in carbon fiber tubes?

    Proper consideration. I believe that a monocoque fuselage made in an autoclave would be on top of everything. however, compared to the classic techniques for self-builders, foam and glass or carbon sandwiches, it would be simpler. Small amounts of resin or glue at a time. no large surface to be...
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