Re: Ottawa Rides.......Spars again......
Alan Thayer <alanq1@...>
Hi, Barry and All!
Have been lurking here lately, and saw the interest in the carbon spar that has been expressed. As you know, the work that we have been doing out here in California has centered mostly around developping a very easy to build and extremely rugged spar out of carbon fiber rods for the Quickie single-place. However, the design is certainly applicable to the Q-200 as well, and all that is needed is one more exercise of number-crunching to get the proper rod-pack schedule, which the designer does indeed plan on doing eventually. It turns out that i will be in France for several weeks shortly, and i do plan on stopping in at Cap Aviation in Dijon, where Chris works, to check out all the interesting stuf going on there, and to bring back finalized plots and instructions for the Q-1 in time for Ottawa. Hopefully, i can get him to do the number-crunching for the Q-200 as well. The carbon necessary for this project is going to cost a fraction of the cost of the original tubes.
In case you missed it, the drop load tests on my prototype canard went without a hitch, and the canard survived just fine, although, i think the whole process must have aged me by at at least 10 years!
From: Don Stewart <siinc@...>_________________________________________________________________________
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