WarpedWing

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  1. WarpedWing added a post in a topic Spar Stiffener reinforcement   

    Well, just as an FYI. I finally got in touch with Just Aircraft. They have changed there e-mail address and had not corrected it on the website. The new address is justaircraft@netzero.net . They also charged me a lot more for the inserts than others have posted. They charged me $75.00 each per 60 inch section. Since I will be using 30 inch inserts on my Ridge Runner, I only needed 2 of them. The funny thing is that they came in a package with UPS labels on them where they were shipped to them by Aircraft Spruce. I actually checked AS but could not find these listed on there website. Guess I will have to check again. Lol...
    Anyway, I have another question regarding the inserts. They relief cut on each end, is there any formula or rule of thumb on how deep the cut should be or the angle it should be cut? I don't seem to be able find ant reference to this on the site here.
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  2. WarpedWing added a post in a topic Spar Stiffener reinforcement   

    I have been trying to contact Just Aircraft but, all emails keep getting returned undeliverable. Are they still in business? I guess I can call them on Monday.
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  3. WarpedWing added a post in a topic Spar Stiffener reinforcement   

    I have emailed Just Aircraft  but have not heard back. It's been a week.  Hope they reply quicker than Rocky Mountain Wings.
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  4. WarpedWing added a topic in "other aircraft your working on"   

    Spar Stiffener reinforcement
    Together, with my brother in-law, we are building a Ridge Runner 3. This kit does not use the spar stiffener like the avid and kitfox. We both feel the stiffener is the way to go. We contemplated using the extruded aluminum ones but we can't find them. So, we felt the original AC Plywood design would be our best option. However, we would like to pick the brains of those here regarding our choice to reinforce the stiffeners with fiberglass and a carbon fiber lattice.
    I know carbon fiber can cause galvanic corrosion if it contacts the aluminum spar, so i plan to only use the carbon fiber lattice within a 75% area of the stiffener side. I have included a "rough" sketch of my idea below. My question to all of you is; would this be worthwhile or a waste of time? I do not like the fact that the wings are not reinforced. And after seeing some of the ways this kit was put together to save on manufacturing costs, I am determined to ensure our safety in anyway possible. I am not worried about weight. it is safety that concerns me.
    Any suggestion, thoughts etc ...?
     

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