My recent question on that subject (structure) was actually about the overall design engineering and load analysis... is that something you are doing yourself, or is it something that the local EAA guys are doing, or is it being done within SolidWorks ?(yes VB, there will be proper longerons.)
All of the above and a lot more. A lot of the dry detail work is right out of the step by step formulas in the Evans Lightplane Designers Handbook 2nd edition, ... and a house full of other aircraft design books and books on structures and material properties collected and read over 50 years of screwing with airplanes. Not to mention spending a lifetime studying all the plans I could find for this sort of airplane. And yes, this airplane (and a thousand others) has been discussed, in depth, with a chapter full of NASA and WSMR engineers.My recent question on that subject (structure) was actually about the overall design engineering and load analysis... is that something you are doing yourself, or is it something that the local EAA guys are doing, or is it being done within SolidWorks ?
Are those printed plastic guides and bearings grease restistingRe 3D printed parts on the Ranger: There might be a few
View attachment 84002 Rudder tube bushings for the VP style rudder
View attachment 84003 The top piece mounts to the bottom of the rudder, the two white pieces below that mount in the fuselage.
View attachment 84004 The red piece is a bearing, probably going to be printed in Nylon.
View attachment 84005 assembled
View attachment 84006 Test bearing (white parts) I printed a while back.
View attachment 84007 The problem with 3D printing is: for every real part you make you end up making two parts for fun (like your own plastic model airplane kits )
I came across this Australian supplier of Aerospace Aluminium Extrusions as well as other aluminium materials used in recreational aviation.A Volksplane tubular spar type rudder could pose another problem for material sources outside of the US, 6061t6 tubing is not generally extruded in Australia, almost all tubing is only architectural grade