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    Re: Mike makes parts

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    Besides a Waco Taperwing what other airplane wing uses stick built ribs?
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    Re: Mike makes parts

    That's a pretty sexy looking airplane mcrae

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    Re: Mike makes parts

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    Re: Mike makes parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Scrapper View Post
    Boy, that's another tough question for me. I've never actually thought about that.

    Besides a Waco Taperwing what other airplane wing uses stick built ribs?
    On a 'lighter' scale, the Mitchell Wing B-10 ultralight and the Mitchell Wing U2 (not quite ultralight) use built up stick ribs with almost every one being a different size. The way Don Mitchell said to do it was lay the print on a board and put finishing nails along the outer edge line of the rib being built to hold the capstrip in place. Build a right/left rib, pull the nails and move them to the next line. Lather, rinse, repeat.

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    Re: Mike makes parts

    IIRC the Starduster wing rib is the same forward of the rear spar. The trailing edge ribs were all different.
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    Re: Mike makes parts

    Video #5 is uploaded.

    As I get closer to making the first rib I'm contemplating whether or not to make all the ribs for the entire Biplane or just the few I need for the 1 lower wing. I'm still not sure.

    I made this thread so I can document some cool random parts until I figure out what airplane I'd like to fully commit to. I still haven't figured that out so I guess I'll keep making wing parts until I do.

    So I'm not sure. Do I make a few ribs and make one wing panel or knock out all 30 ribs for the whole airplane while the iron is hot? We'll see I guess.

    This video is short, it shows how I dealt with a two part router pattern for aileron cove.


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    Re: Mike makes parts

    I say build all the ribs, but when you got enough for your wing panel, do a wing rib when you don’t feel like messing with the panel. There will be those days. I know of a Smith that does need wings. It was in a flood so I would not trust them. I believe you should build the whole thing or art, but if you don’t want to keep it/ them, there may be opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFF View Post
    I say build all the ribs, but when you got enough for your wing panel, do a wing rib when you don’t feel like messing with the panel. There will be those days. I know of a Smith that does need wings. It was in a flood so I would not trust them. I believe you should build the whole thing or art, but if you don’t want to keep it/ them, there may be opportunity.
    Sounds like the plan I'm gonna go with.

    I have no intention or desire to build the upper wing but it feels wrong to not make the parts because it doesn't take that much longer.

    It would kinda screw up the video series of I didn't make at least one upper rib because they are unique.

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