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  1. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Question: Are there only gussets for the corners you've indicated? Not all corners? Duncan

    Apr 24, 2019 at 12:15 PM
  2. rtfm liked rapidshot's post in the thread Two of my excel files which you may find useful,.

    Hi all, File: Aircraft Performance, limited with rectangular wings and 2 bladed props, no taper at all, contains Basic aerodynamics ,...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  3. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Not play the banjo? You're kidding, right? That would be a deal breaker for me... :-)

    Apr 23, 2019 at 7:04 AM
  4. rtfm attached a file to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi Fritz, Any particular type of wood for the gussets? OK, I think I have the wrong idea about how the Ranger plywood fits together....

    Ranger joints.png Apr 23, 2019 at 4:25 AM
  5. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi Fritz, Look, I'm not defending/rubbishing CF reinforced nylon, or any other filament for that matter. I have no vested interest in...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 4:14 AM
  6. rtfm replied to the thread Ikea style folding CNC table?.

    Hi Fritz, So, let me see if I understand this correctly. The actual table top (which includes the wings) is actually made from two...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 1:53 AM
  7. rtfm replied to the thread Consensus on Lightest FAR 103 Wing Design.

    While not a Part 103 plane, the SD-1 has wings which weigh about 12kg - they use a foam/glass spar, foam ribs and 1mm ply skins.

    Apr 23, 2019 at 1:13 AM
  8. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    I asked around on the LowRider forum about CarbonX, and the replies weren't that encouraging for this material. Then I found the...

    Apr 23, 2019 at 12:41 AM
  9. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi again, Well, I'm certainly getting the hang of this. Drawing the gussets was a piece of cake. I take it, however, that they are the...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 10:39 PM
  10. rtfm attached a file to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi Fritz, Thank you. That's a great help. I was scratching my head on one of those pieces - I see it is a seat doubler... Mmmm I...

    Ranger measurements.png Apr 22, 2019 at 8:35 PM
  11. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Heh heh... Fritz - you've got two builders drooling for details. How many designers can boast that before the prototype has even...

    Apr 22, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  12. rtfm attached a file to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi, Hey Fritz - I'm trying to figure out exactly what the pieces in your "Ranger 2G Sheet 1.dxf" represent. I can see the sides...

    Ranger wood pieces.jpg Apr 22, 2019 at 6:00 AM
  13. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi Fritz, I've been practising my CAD skills - 2D only though, and I've drawn up a few things I'd like to make. One is a wing jig like...

    Apr 20, 2019 at 8:19 AM
  14. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    Hi Fritz, You're the man. I was just thinking out loud, that's all. And looking for an excuse to use my new router bits. Also looking...

    Apr 19, 2019 at 2:04 AM
  15. rtfm replied to the thread The Ranger, an easily built high wing LSA runabout.

    I've just checked my locking mitre bits. I have three of them, and the middle-sized one is for 19mm - 25mm wood. Should work swell on...

    Apr 18, 2019
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