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Old 12-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work on the radiused side-top transition.

Added to the project library & looking forward to the progress.

Any plans to A-B-A test the finished work?
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure I've got my scangauge quite calibrated. I'll probably try to do some testing in a few weeks.

I'm very curious to see hard data.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like it too. Looks like a very sturdy rib cage and a good start.
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Sweet!

I can already see the air slipping over it.I believe you'll be pleased at the pump.Nice fabrication!
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Good luck, It reminds me of all the balsa wood airplanes I built as a kid.
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Total investment:

4 2x4s = $7
2 OSB = $12
2 1/4" Ply = $17
Aluminum Tape = $11
Shrink Plastic = $15

Grand Total: $62

This is really just a test to make sure I can to it and work on perfecting the shape. If I can get the kinks worked out and if I see enough of an economy improvement then I'll go for something a little more permanent and better constructed.

Update:
Done for now. I've got a couple hundred miles to drive during the next couple of days so I'll report back on my experience.

I might do some tuft testing to see if it is too high - I'm a little concerned about a couple of the edges. I'm also concerned about the gap. I may need to come up with some kind of filler.


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