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Offline airman

Gussets for trailing edge
« on: January 18, 2017, 12:11:31 PM »
What size are the gussets for the trailing edge?  Also is 1/8 in plywood used.   thanks steve

Offline Bob S.

Re: Gussets for trailing edge
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 09:11:21 PM »
I used 1.25 x 1.25 x .8mm ply on mine..
Same as shown on WING sheet #37 of the LEXL Plans
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Offline airman

Re: Gussets for trailing edge
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 04:54:23 AM »
Thanks Bob my DE plans show nothing on the gusset size.

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Re: Gussets for trailing edge
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 01:06:39 PM »
I used .8mm ply on mine about the same size gussets as Bob (Mine is a DE)

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Re: Gussets for trailing edge
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2017, 07:36:18 AM »
Though the boss has not stepped in on this, I think it would be safe to say, that if a gusset was required to be 4 times thicker (1/8") than the standard .8mm gusset, it WOULD then be called out. With it not, it would seem the past builders have this correct. ( .8mm)
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Re: Gussets for trailing edge
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 04:25:43 PM »
Im still alive with 46 hrs and i'm with you guys 
mine were a tad bigger but i did use .8, tested to day with a crappy eastly which gives us the best washing machine/roller coaster day for flying 
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