From my repository of interesting pictures some photos of FG ribs just pop-riveted on to a tube spar on a Teman Monofly built in Brazil some tome ago.Bringing up old topic but wanting to see what is difference between a laminated foam rib and a full carbon rib that is made in much same way as an aluminum rib.
Looked at lots of different planes and ribs done in both ways.
Seems the solid carbon ribs made in molds are bonded to the skins with hysol and some also use carbon tape.
Where as the laminated foam ribs are glued with micro and use fiberglass or carbon tape to make the joint.
Which is stronger and lighter. And can foam core ribs be replaced with made in a mold carbon ribs.
I have no idea how it worked as it is not mine. I found the pix on the web a few years ago and saved them as I thought it was an interesting way to build ribs and then solve the issue of joining them to an aluminum spar."From my repository of interesting pictures some photos of FG ribs just pop-riveted on to a tube spar..."
That looks quick and easy. How'd it work out???