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adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Bob Hammond » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:06 pm

Hello, I've been thinking about building again, and looking around for innovations in materials and methods. In the past, I bought spruce wood offcuts from Aircraft Spruce for building acoustic guitars, and while visiting the website today, it occurred to me that the homebuilt aircraft industry might be of interest to TD builders. Here's a link to 'how to' articles about the construction and covering of homebuilt aircraft. I think there are useful ideas to be found here.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/ ... esonHB.php
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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Pmullen503 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:56 pm

I have plans to build a new trailer with a double curved, fabric covered roof. I'm looking at Stewart system products. The curved side walls will be built using thin plywood over a frame and covered with epoxy/glass.
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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Squigie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:17 pm

Does this mean TDs will have to be ADS-B compliant, too?
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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby friz » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:58 pm

I always figured that the idea for pmf came from Fisher flying products latex house paint over dacron covering system.

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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby tony.latham » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:25 am

Squigie wrote:Does this mean TDs will have to be ADS-B compliant, too?


Not as long as they are labeled, Experimental.

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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Nodrog » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:50 pm

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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Pmullen503 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:43 pm

Here is a video: https://youtu.be/3Xb_21OLjHE

He's using 7 oz. cloth.
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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Nodrog » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:21 pm

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Re: adapting materials & methods of homebuilt aircraft

Postby Bob Hammond » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:15 pm

Nodrog wrote:Aha! here is the fellow who made a lightweight trailer w/ dacron....scroll down a few posts and there it is...as an example of someone who employed the technique viewtopic.php?f=2&t=52750 . These posts seem to be about the extent of his posts on this board...


One of the comments made me hoot:

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" I think the only thing left to do after that video is take it to gun range lol"
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