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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I have collected all the materials I required for the next blade making attempt, hoping for it to be the final one that nails it. Just...
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    Exactly, And it is a little bulky too.
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    I didn't want to distract the thread but here is the link. https://www.flynow-aviation.com/
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    This guy uses the front door to abandon ship in case of an emergency. Expensive stuff, nothing like pocket money.
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I have spent a long time trying to make ribs and put spars and skin on them but ironically my new method employs no ribs at all. Making...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I will still go with fiberglass composite but employ a different way of construction. There will probably be some need to protect the...
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    Asker reacted to btd1982's post in the thread Project Ladybug with Like Like.
    Machine leading edge from billet aluminium ? 😉 That's the way I'd go but that's mainly because I have no clue how to build in any other...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I am thinking of a whole new way of making the blades; a method which is more robust in every way and easier to implement too. I will...
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    Asker reacted to Aerofoam's post in the thread Project Ladybug with Like Like.
    I saw this coming, it would be easier to either make a mold, carve solid wood blades, or vacuum bag over foam cores, you need to...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I have spent weeks ordering products to use in making the ribs and waiting on delivery of them. Turned out that most of the materials I...
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    The latest video for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. I did about 4 days of testing, the weather was near perfect but it was only the last...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    The second specimen from the first attempt. The resin got thicker and and an unplanned natural pattern came about. Imprecise and not...
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    Asker reacted to Aerofoam's post in the thread Project Ladybug with Like Like.
    Tip: After mixing the resin, pour it into a paper plate to keep it shallow with as much surface area as possible. This will delay the...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    I have already discovered two ways of how not to make a wing rib. Main issues were; I started using the resin too early while it was...
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    Asker replied to the thread Project Ladybug.
    After 40 minutes of wrestling in the mudpit I set the fiberglass resin composite blade rib specimen aside to cure. I spent several days...
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