- Feb 5, 2008
You could look at the common T&G examples and copy them. Aerodrome is what I'm most familiar with and they tend to use 1" tubes in the aft fuselage and a larger size in the front.Let's say you take something like the Ragwing RW6 Parasol (just as an example, folks. So don't chastise me!), and wanted to build it in T&G instead of wood. The fuselage framework is made of 3/4 inch wood.
How would you go about sizing the aluminum tube for the equivalent strength?
I personally wouldn't go for "equivalent strength", I would go for stronger than needed by a good amount which is how I think Robert Baslee designs his.