Re: FWD: Re: Rib Stiching

Douglas R. Jones (
Tue, 17 Jan 1995 11:18:49 -0600

Makes sense.

>>Once the fuse is aligned and the holes are filled with CA, do you release the
>tensioning device?
>No it is left in as part of the aircraft.

What do you use? A turnbuckle?

>I tried building ribs for a sport plane along time ago and did not find any
>real advantages and several diadvantages. Bad points, need to build a jig,
>time required to make each rib, multiple glue joints to fail.
> Built up ribs look impressive in pictures of an uncovered structure but once
>covered don't look any different.

Yes you are right. Once covered nobody knows! Though I have never been
REAL close to a Proctor kit my guess is they are die cut light ply ribs
with scale lightening holes.

>>Have you ever done a wire trailing edge?
>Not yet but I do have an article in an old R/C Scale modeller that shows how to
>do it.

Which issue? I would love to see a copy of this.

>>Rigging is an area where I have piddeled and fiddeled
>I think we all have tried to find a cheaper and easier way of doing this.

Certainly somebody is having more luck than I am with this!
>I used these exclusively on both my Bristol 1/5 scale and Nie 17 1/4 scale. It
>is the only way I have found to assemble and disassemble rirgging in a
>reasonable amount of time.

They are great! I have used them on several models.
>>They are a bit big for 1/6 scale but are convenient, and not too expensive.
>When you actually figure it out they end up being between 6 and 12" long on the
>real airplane, not totally unreasonable. The big problem is that the
>appearence is not right.

I guess not. Certainly when you are in the larger scales. I am afraid in the
1/6 world very little looks scale except for the smallest Proctor turnbuckles.

>I only wish the was a rubber cover that went over the Dubro coupler and kwick
>clip that made appear to be scale.

I am trying to see in my mind what this cover would look like. My first
was that some shrink tubing might work Something else I have thought about is
brass rod that is drilled and tapped to accept a coupler. On the other end a
could be cut with a dremel cutting wheel. A smale hole is drilled through
and you have
something of a forkend. Cut the coupler off about halfway and the size is
about right.
For a pin it might be possible to use a 0-80 bolt.

It would be nice if DuBro would make these couplers in 1-72 or 0-80 for the

>Illusions it's all illusions

Yes it is. And this is where I have the most trouble. It is the process of
the illusion of the detail on the full scale that seperates the winners for the
placers! And I guess it's what drives everyone in this group along. The
of creating the illusion!

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