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Hey, Paul, can you bring me 1/2 dozen nylon gear blocks to nashville?

And is there any way I can buy a set of mojo ribs? I don't have any tapered templates and don't know how to computer do them. just need something to trace around. paper templates fine, really doesn't have to be the same wing, I just need a set of tapered ribs so I don't have to keep building constant chord stuff!

I guess I could go to the copy store and copy ribs reducing by 5 % each time? or I could just hit you up for some! :D

no hurry, either, just throw the stuff in the car on your way over if you think about it. thanks, wildfred-a.k.a. Ron "armadillo" Ferrer.
 

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Fred, try the Profili program for wing rib layouts. It's freeware to try and real cheap to activate. For someone who does as much scratchin and one-offs as you do, you would probably like it.

http://www.profili2.com/
 

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I've played around a little with that... but never could get it to do what I wanted...

Are you an experienced Profili guy?? Maybe I should bring my laptop to Nashville and you could give me a little tutorial...
 

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I've played around a little with that... but never could get it to do what I wanted...

Are you an experienced Profili guy?? Maybe I should bring my laptop to Nashville and you could give me a little tutorial...
Not terribly no, but the new version (2.15b) allows you to do full wing planforms (IE lay out the ribs in taper with spars lined up). Yes this was a feature sorely missing from the previous versions.

I've only done a few 'experimentals' along the way. Nothing like you and Fred. Fred really seems to enjoy the one-off stuff like the OMP Edge/Corsair, what a hoot, a 3D harrier WWII bird.
 

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The problem I had was getting everything where I wanted it and pulling the ribs out of the drawing to cut them....

I've just elected to draw them all seperately... which takes FOREVER!!!

I'll have to download it and try it out.
 

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thanks, guys! will have to try that program... I have a hard time with stuff like that, don't hardly use plans, either; the corsair was laid out with a few lines drawn on my table :D am starting another plane now, making nose with hardwood bearers and doublers but plug in like the burrito; my edgy works ok but the plywood is crushing (the s.t. holes really close to the edge) and it vibrates a lot with the longer nose, have sheared a couple bolts. drew spacer on 1/2" sheet, but 3/8" woulda worked better with bearers on the 3/8 side. but I used 1/32" doublers and am just going to make wing opening 9/16. not much diff in weight, whole fuse was 4 oz. before doublers, which is about right. I liked paul's laminated top, made whole top of mine laminated and moved canopy forware and put extra strips in front part, as I have a hard time grabbing most of my profiles. will post pix soon.

I scratched my original idea of a big flying pink pecker with balls for a rudder as I didn't want to advertise for a certain website.... :D
 

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I would do it, but don't have the patience to glue all those thousands of curly threads to the rudder... :D
 

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hey, kenny! looking forward to seeing you and the cookeville guys in nashville!
 
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