RAGWITH HEATH REPLICA

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  1. Apr 20, 2019 #21

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    I looked at buying square stock to laminate from ACS. It costs a good bit more than solid, because you do pay for the sawdust losses they make. With a thin kerf blade cutting capstrip, I lost about 1” on a 5” board to sawdust. Smells good at least. I think laminated spars are great. You still have to find quality wood. I will say out of the blue, one of the Home Depot’s started carrying doug fir 4x4 posts that is close. I keep checking the pile for the day the right one is in there.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2019 #22

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    If I do another wood plane I will take a serious look at poplar since I have a millwork several miles from my house with all the wood I would ever need.
     
  3. Apr 21, 2019 #23

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    Hope Mr Casey did not run off. I have the plans for Mr. Mann's Heath and hope he is able to bring it off.
    AS FOR USING ALL CAPS, I USED TO DO THAT WHEN I PROGRAMMED IN CoBOL.
    Made good money at it... :)
     
  4. Apr 21, 2019 #24

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    I met Roger years ago when he came up with the Ultra Pete. It was a neat little plane and as I watched him fly off, it seemed to have plenty of power with the snowmobile engine he had at the time. Personally, I would not trust myself to pick any kind of wood to build an airplane. I would trust what comes in a kit, or wood from some place like ACS, I have built the wings and tail group of a Zenith CH-701, and I really like building with aluminum. I would really like to see someone come up with these "old" designs like, the VP I and II, Heath Parasol, etc. constructed out of aluminum. Much less worry about, is this piece good enough! With that said, I'm not going to finish my 701, although I have enjoyed the building process very much. At 72, I think I will sell what I have and look at buying something already flying, wood, tube and fabric or whatever. Just my 2 cents worth.
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  5. Apr 21, 2019 #25

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    having seen some champ and cub spars I think we are probably being too selective with our wood. myself included, I've seen some wood in certified airplanes that I would have used for jig blocks. I mean the AC says for doug fir i need 10 rings per inch, probably the fewest i have per inch is 16 or 17 and most of my wood has a lot more than that. Wood is pretty strong and another advantage is that the stress doesn't accumulate, it either breaks or doesn't. Aluminum each time you stress it you weaken it a little. (how many times can you bend that paper clip before it breaks?)
     
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    USING NORTHERN WHITE PINE AND BALTIC BIRCH FOR GUSSETS AND COVERING! I WILL HAVE FUN THANKS! LOG TO COME!
     
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    THE 701 IS A SLICK AIRCRAFT!
     
  8. Apr 25, 2019 #28

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    what kind of wood can be used in addition to Baltic and Finnish birch for wing gussets. I have access to a load of Baltic birch plywood bit it is 3.0 mm. Getting 1.5 mm in Oklahoma is like pulling hens teeth. Can I plane the 3.0 to 1.5?
     
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    I have access to a load of 3.0 baltic birch but finding 1.5 is like pulling hens teeth in Oklahoma! Can I plane the 3.0 to 1.5?
     
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    Planing that much off would loose all the good wood; which is the faces.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2019 #31

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    the only places i have been able to get the 1.5 plywood is ACS or Wicks, the price isn't too bad specially if you figure out how much you need and order it all at once. for my piet i got 11 sheets of 2' x 4'. I probably could have gotten by with 9 had i planned better as i will have lots of small pieces left.
     
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    I AM USING NORTHERN WHITE PINE! ANYONE HAVE A SOURCE FOR OKOUME 1.5 MM PLYWOOD?
     
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