Using materials that you select your self, as in filtering through a whole pile of wood just to find some pieces that fit the aircraft grade standard, would be vastly cheaper essentially its all aircraft spruce does with its wood.
When he/she gets there, they will probably know where your requested item is. And that will be it. Don't ask them if it will work well, if there are better options, what tools might be needed to install it, etc. The folks who know those things are no longer employed there, in my experience.I’m standing in aisle 5 waiting for one of the associates to help me find something.
Largest jump in shipping costs (and also much slower eta) seems to happen when a dimension exceeds 1m (3ft2in+change). At least that's what I notice around here.It appears that there are issues with depending on local stores to supply aircraft grade parts. We can all agree with that, right?
There is also a problem with shipping long parts for wing spars, etc. I will ask the readers what is the desired max shipping length? I would guess 6 feet but less is better. Three feet?
I would like to design a kit that is made of short parts of aircraft grade material where necessary and uses hardware material where that is good enough and easily replaceable and inspectable.
I scanned through the video and heard him say "lightweight" as I looked at what appeared to be a 2X4 rear spar ...Here's another "Home Depot" airplane. Putting this airplane next to Jack Harper's Home Depot airplane for comparison is like putting a Cirrus and the Raptor in a side by side comparison:
Thanks! I can work with that for much of the structure. Some would be twice that.Largest jump in shipping costs (and also much slower eta) seems to happen when a dimension exceeds 1m (3ft2in+change). At least that's what I notice around here.
This is why XPS/composite makes the most sense for a 'lower' cost build in my head. Although boku's recent carbon tubes purchase makes me want to look at grabbing that Marske book.