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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    ------- Are you not familiar with the strength properties of polycarbonate compared to wood ribs or aluminum? To group all polymers as "plastic" in your rhetorical question, "Plastic as a structural component?" appears to belie the possibility that you don't know much about "plastics". There...
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    What could be done to reinvent the Affordaplane to a more homogeneous project?

    Back in the 80's I built a vacuum form machine and made ribs for an experimental aircraft from 1/16" Lexan (polycarbonate). These ribs were virtually indestructible. However, I opted for built-up wood ribs instead, as I had fuel tanks in the wings, and polycarbonate can become "crazed" and...
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    Alternatives to spruce in wooden aircraft construction?

    By the way, if any of you want a copy of the above mentioned pamphlet, I will be happy to send to your email.
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    Alternatives to spruce in wooden aircraft construction?

    I was gifted enough clear red maple wood (as it turns out, red maple wood is actually white - I guess it's the leaves that are red). Anyway, I decided to do a bit of research to determine if this wood would be strong enough to built an airplane... and I came across a very interesting pamphlet...
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    An eventful trip to Detroit to pick up Gus Geissinger's Cracker Jack for the new DP-1

    I would like to buy a set of Gus Geissinger's plans for the Crackerjack. Any of you folks know where I can order these?
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