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Alumiminum tube/sewn dacron design guidance?

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Matthew Long
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#1 Posted: 6/3/2010 06:52:34

I have a number of aircraft design books and compliations of articles, but they all predate the ultralight/microlight movement and the predominant use of large-diameter aluminum tubes and sewn dacron coverings as still used today in designs like the SkyRanger, the simpler Rans designs, etc.  Here's a neat time-lapse movie to illustrate the kind of construction I mean.

Does anyone know of any reference books or articles that would be useful in designing aircraft using this type of structure?  I am not talking about general design books, but specifically info on bolted/riveted large-diameter tube and sewn dacron sleeve construction.

Cheers,

Matthew



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Matthew Long
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#2 Posted: 6/7/2010 06:33:13

I seem to have stumped the group.  Bummer.



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Michael Glasgow
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#3 Posted: 6/7/2010 10:57:53

 Matthew, I haven't read thru all of this information yet, so I don't know if there is anything of use to you or not, but it is worth a try.  here is the link:  http://www.zenithair.com/kit-data/ht.html 



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