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Laser 200 Build

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum credits the Laser 200 for bringing about a new generation of aerobatic aircraft
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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by N23LZ » 30 Nov 2016 10:47

Just keep plugging away - a least a little bit every day.

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Holtzy822 » 07 Dec 2016 12:22

Anyone have a picture of a completed wing rib for reference?

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by N23LZ » 08 Dec 2016 09:15

Here are 2300 ribs - I beleive spar /ribs are slightly differentImage

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Holtzy822 » 10 Dec 2016 14:41

Thanks! Also, does anyone know if it's ok to bend the rudder ribs with the grain? As most of you know the longer dimension of sheet usually runs with the grain so I can't get the long ribs done while maintaining a bend against the grain.

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by djpacro » 10 Dec 2016 16:31

I'm away from home so don't have access to my library.
I'd look here first for the minimum bend radius:
https://www.amazon.com/mechanics-aerona ... B0007EL65M
Regardless, that book is essential for anyone building an aeroplane.
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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Holtzy822 » 16 Dec 2016 14:16

Rudder is awaiting hinges and then welding. But off topic, does anyone have a diagram or plans for a pushrod aileron system?

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Devin York » 11 Jan 2017 17:29

Hope the straps got to you okay?

Works good having a nice bender to get the radius correct. Keep up the posting of your build!

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Holtzy822 » 06 Mar 2017 12:57

Yeah I got the straps! I've lost a lot of interest in the project though due to me being absolutely terrible at welding.

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by N23LZ » 08 Mar 2017 08:55

Just like flying- it takes a lot of 'stick' (torch) time. Keep practicing!
If you are doing TIG here is a great resource http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

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Re: Laser 200 Build

Post by Holtzy822 » 03 May 2017 17:23

I'm pretty sure it's because I tried to learn to weld with a welder that had lift start and had a thumb wheel for amp control instead of HF start and a foot pedal. It made controlling the arc very difficult and made it nearly impossible to get the right amperage for the thin tail ribs

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