Re: painted lozenge and ribs question

Matt Bittner (
Fri, 12 Jan 1996 07:47:38 -0600

On 12 Jan 96 at 14:31, dave typed diligently:

> I 'm currently working (well, enjoying myself actually) on Eduard's 1:48
> Hannover Cl III and still wondering how I will tackle the fuselage lozenge
> painting (they were actually painted, not fabric as somebody explained to me
> before).

Great model. Can't wait until I start on mine - that is after all
these 1/72nd jobs I've got! ;-)

> My questions are:

<1 snipped since I don't have any references>

> 2. Are there any ribs on top of wings and under? Eduard doesn't show any.
> Besides the demarcation between pieces of fabric is diagonal (more or less
> 45 degrees),not parrallel to the ribs (if they should be).
> Generally speaking, what are exactly these ribs, and are they common feature
> to all lozenge fabric? If any ribs on the Hannover, which colour should
> these be?
> light blue? and following the demarcation between pieces of fabric or not ?

Usually, the "rib tapes" were sown on to the fabric covering the ribs
to keep the lozenge "adheared". "Rib tapes" were also added to the
leading edge of the wing to "sew together" the upper and lower

I have not seen - nor do I know of any - planes with rib tapes
"stitched" between the "demarcation" of the strips of fabric - at
least not on the 45 degree. Chances are they were stitched on the
"parallel to the ribs" demarcation, only because the "demarcations"
sometimes (all the time?) landed on ribs.