Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 29 Nov 2015 19:42 #940

I just found out my ISP was rejecting e-mail from this account. I note I have received e-mail over time and I am sorry I have ignored you. I have changed my e-mail address in my set up and hopefully I now will get e-mails. If you are still interested in file exchange or correspondence with me lets try again

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Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 20 Feb 2016 01:40 #946

I purchased a 3W 200 model airplane engine for power launch. 20 hp 10 Lb. at 6800 rpm. Started the elevator. Elevator ribs done working on spars. I plan to load the elevator to limit (12 psf) to test my calculations. Pictures to follow if there is interest. E-mail and respond to show interest. I have been having problems getting e-mail from the link here. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should get through.
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Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 20 Feb 2016 21:29 #947

Phil wants more so here is more, not much,..... seen one rib seen them all.


Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 22 Feb 2016 15:46 #948

The material is .025 and .016 2024-T3 One needs a bending break to make the angles. I use standard aircraft 3/32 AD rivets. I do not like pop rivets, they are expensive and not as strong. I can not recommend this brand of Chinese bending break, I had to do extensive work (fabrication) to make it bend correctly. I did not pay much for it though.


Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 25 Feb 2016 22:34 #949

Elevator 1/2 no major mistakes

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Powered Aluminum Dragon (Part 1) 28 Feb 2016 01:39 #950

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other 1/2 spar done,....2 days to cut, form and rivet. Sunday, will splice the two halves. Going slow sort of making up the assembly order as I go. The 1 1/2 x 3/16 aluminum angle it is sitting on is my flat surface for now, works well and is very flat.