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Title: Sommer Monoplane
Post by: Jim Jorgensen on December 10, 2017, 05:26:01 PM
Something to go with my homemade wheels


Title: Re: Sommer Monoplane
Post by: tubegeek on December 14, 2017, 08:24:39 PM
Nifty.

How are you dealing with the rigging attachments to the wing? Are those short pieces of tubing receiving the thread or what exactly?


Title: Re: Sommer Monoplane
Post by: Balsa Ace on December 14, 2017, 09:08:02 PM
Very nice!

Scott


Title: Re: Sommer Monoplane
Post by: Jim Jorgensen on December 16, 2017, 04:55:26 PM
Nifty.

How are you dealing with the rigging attachments to the wing? Are those short pieces of tubing receiving the thread or what exactly?

those are circles of 1/64 ply I pop out with a paper punch after I drill a small hole in the ply. I glue them on the covering with CA then I can thread the rigging through top and bottom.


Title: Re: Sommer Monoplane
Post by: tubegeek on December 17, 2017, 01:59:11 AM
those are circles of 1/64 ply I pop out with a paper punch after I drill a small hole in the ply.

Thanks for that detail, I did something similar but different under the covering on my recent Fokker Eindecker build, I was curious how other people make a rigging position. For mine I slid a small slat of bamboo into the structure. It is built up so it sits just beneath the tissue and has a hole drilled. While adding the covering, I glued the tissue to the slats. I haven't done the rigging yet, I will put a photo in that thread when I get it ready.