Real Life, powered, aluminum aircraft in which do not have spars

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  1. Jan 28, 2009 #1

    Bryster51

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    Real life...vs...models/unmanned a/c

    Found the Piper Aerostar, Douglas SBD of WW2, Ryan/North American Navion.

    Apologize for double posting this, it seemed there would be more aircraft of this type around.

    Interesting designs, researching for suitability.
    Suitability for building my own a/c with this kind of construction method. Which has an advantage of lower individual parts count.
     
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    Didn't I already read this post a couple of weeks ago?

    If I had something to add, I assure you, I would have done so. I'm not withholding information here...
     
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    Perhaps if the OP would indicate more about why he's interested in such designs? Suitability for what?
     
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    Hello,

    kind of a puzzling question, which was so open ended that maybe he was referring to something like this:

    Click on the site below:

    http://users.skynet.be/fa926657/files/B29.wmv

    Well, it's real life, powered, made from aluminum and it doesn't have spars, does it?

    MalcolmW
     
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    Dang, that was cool! I was hoping that the guy with the X-1 put a model rocket motor in it, and he did. :ban:

    And yes, the model guys use spars, too. In fact, my friends building models routinely use carbon rod (a la Marske) for their spars on their aircraft.
     

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