It's typical "stick and ply" construction. You cleco the 3/4" x 3/4" (20x20) sticks (longerons, seat rails, etc.) to the side skins, then cleco on the top and bottom skins through the same sticks.Hi Fritz,
Mmmm I can understand Clecos when joining two flat pieces. But pieces at right angles?
I would absolutely welcome a model of the engine! That would be a huge deal in figuring out how to mount it on a Ranger....I can send you a model if you'd like to toy with the idea.
The original idea was to use a Parazoom and all options are still on the table. ...but a wide engine like a 1/2 VW or a 3VW on a skinny airplane would just look right. Of course there's the danger of Erkki burning his feet on the lower cylinders.Para-zoom in Germany sells a small block V-twin 33hp engine with integral redrive, ready to run. The Verner 3V will be very much worthwhile if all it takes is a few standoff bushings.
At some point you have to "lash the helm" or you'll never get where your going.Go for electric.. Especially twin engine - it will go with air cooling alone.
Mayby not as sweet on power/energy as rotax 912, but better than 4 stroke conversions.
Any hope on model with negative stagger ranger rendering ?
?????????... standard VP-4 style
If this going to be CNC cut, what about box jointing the ply? Something CNC can breeze through, but would take a long time by hand...It's typical "stick and ply" construction. You cleco the 3/4" x 3/4" (20x20) sticks (longerons, seat rails, etc.) to the side skins, then cleco on the top and bottom skins through the same sticks.
View attachment 84278 The little red dots show where the top and bottom skins would cleco to the sticks. ...I didn't draw the holes for the top and bottom skins because I got really tired of drawing a gejillion little holes. And like I mentioned a few posts ago, unless your going to CNC two faces of the sticks there's no reason to add the holes at all. I used the cleco holes for the splice in the skins but I'm just going to go "old school" on the sticks (table saw, clamps and AC nails).
Oh please, do tell!
Found this thread over the weekend, have read it and any associated threads I could find. Looks great, I'm looking forward to starting soon, though my build will hafta be the ole fashun way... kuz i aint got no Sea & see ruter...
Mike(y) in OR
Hi,If this going to be CNC cut, what about box jointing the ply? Something CNC can breeze through, but would take a long time by hand...