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    rtfm replied to the thread Proper Strength of Plywood.
    Hi, I know this is an old thread, but I'm into recycling... No-one has mentioned Australian Hoop Pine plywood. It is made to the...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Bad news, I'm afraid. I ran into some unexpected issues when I tried to actually construct the fuselage. First, the bloody plywood...
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    rtfm replied to the thread Anniversary of Mark Stull's death.
    Mark Stull - Innovator, intrepid builder, experimenter, and an inspiration to us all. Died today back in 2013 (I think) On the maiden...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, As I say, the incidence of the rear wing is a vexed issue, with no clear "right" answer if the rear wing incidence is fixed. In the...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Quite correct. I put the 12.22 in the kg/m^2 column by mistake - it should be lbs/ft^2. Thanks for the pick-up.
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Actually, the rear wing incidence you are referring to is that of the standard HM293 (a picture from the HM293 plans overlays my...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    No pictures, but today I bonded the keel, and then the front half of the airframe to the template. On Serial #2, I'll use 3mm ply for...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Yes, I have. The double plywood shear webs in that area are an average of 140mm high. Any wing that deep with two 3mm solid shear...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Thank you. I agree with you. While opinions on this forum are sometimes very helpful *VB's suggestion as an example) I'm flying my...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hoop Pine. An Australian native - very similar to Spruce.
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    I wasn't worried about the seat area till you guys started picking holes in it. A half bulkhead running fore/aft under the seat? But...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi erkki67, Any idea if it snapped in two at the seat section? :) Duncan
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, I'm with you. However, this is (like all things in aircraft design) a compromise, with "good enough" being good enough. I've taken...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, The seating proportions are taken from the HM293. Here are the two designs overlaid. The AFB has a more reclined sitting position...
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    rtfm replied to the thread The AFB (Amazing FleaBike).
    Hi, Ha ha. I've had to obey she-who-must-be-obeyed, and tidy the garden today. But I did manage to cut the missing and/or buggered up...
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