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From: "kb11troy" <kb10troy@...>
Date: Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: Stringing.
If you look at post #481 in the RCG "Bringing Back the Bug" thread, you'll find a picture of a Bug made with stringing (well, one stringer anyway). Looks pretty good and probably is a lighter weight alternative to half ribs. Rick --- In BugHLG@yahoogroups.com, "Squid" <littlefr2003@...> wrote: > > One thought i had for keeping the airfoil in shape could be stringing the leading edge? I saw this method used by an old guy here in NZ and he said it was less weight than sheeting the leading edge and the strength from it was great. It also allowed him to space the ribs out more without the sag of the tissue in-between. > > Dave Robelen used an interesting method with a tubulator for his micro models to generate lift. While we wont be throwing a square length or balsa onto the top of the ribs i just brought this up to suggest that the tiny bumps produced by the stringing the leading edge might not be too harmful? Thoughts anyone. I wont include this at all in the plans it was just an interesting thought and i will make a wing up like that to test it out & let you all no how it goes... > > Kind Regards > Alan Hughes in New Zealand >