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From: Allan Wright <aew@...>
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2002 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: [BugHLG] Re: Wide Bug
> I did it with out recalculation. I built the wing on the copy of the > plans and just installed the rod in the first and last rib. Then I > placed each rib flat on the plans and marked where the rod crossed > the rib to know the location of the hole. That way I did not decrease > the strength of the wing with less ribs per/span. this is definately the right way to go if you're adding 5" per panel. I was more conservative and added about 6cm to each panel with the same ribs so I just stretched it out. I'm sure your wing has more area then mind did and probably flys better. Did you go ahead and increase the size of the V-tails or lengthen the moment arm (boom) a little to help with maneuverability? My extended wing was so slight of a change I didn't bother. Al =============================================================================== Allan Wright Jr. | Without love life's just a long fight - Southside University of New Hampshire +-------------------------------------------------- Research Computing Center | WWI Modeling mailing list: wwi@... Internet: aew@... | WWI Modeling WWW Page: http://www.wwi-models.org ===============================================================================