Tony Spicer, LSA taildragger, Jab 3300

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Dan,

Mine is like the prototype, flush on the sides and protruding head on the bottom. Bob's has protruding rivets on the entire plane.

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JimParker256 wrote:Tony,

Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed browsing through your Panther build pictorial log. It's helping boost my confidence that I CAN build this airplane.

Thanks!

Jim Parker
Jim,

If you want to watch a first-time builder in action, have a look here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1078143629 ... directlink#

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Might be leaning more to the CCP. I just can't get a picture in my mind of how it will look with part BSC and part CCP.

I wonder what Paul and Bob are choosing? I also wonder about making this depression on two sides of the tube and how that affects the strength, if at all.

I don't have to decide now as this will not be happening for at least 6 months.

At times, I think that the better decision would have been made back in February last year, to go all protruded. A little knowledge goes a long way.
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Dan and I found that it worked best with a 100 degree die instead of the 120 degree die when we did testing on a section of tubing. That is what I did my fuselage with, and as mentioned, it is a depression not a dimple that is formed.
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Dan,

I'm guessing SPA would be most happy to sell you another cage so you could do dimple testing. Or you could just buy a one foot piece of 1/2 x 1/2 x .035 and test on that. To get a good sharp dimple normally requires both a male and female die. What you need to do is figure a way to get the female die inside the tube.

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Would it be better if the cage were dimpled with the DIENQ? I would do a test, but I only have one cage.
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Hi Jim,

Thanks!

Of course you can build a Panther! There are plenty of first time builders already doing it. It only takes three things: perseverance, perseverance, and perseverance. With enough of that, everything else will fall into place.

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Tony,

Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed browsing through your Panther build pictorial log. It's helping boost my confidence that I CAN build this airplane.

Thanks!

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The dimples in the tube are obviously not going to be near as crisp as the skin. It certainly works, but as I explained to Dan on the phone yesterday,I think most builders will skip dimpling the forward fuse and use CCP-42s where the skin meets the tubes. It wont be very noticeable as the wing covers the lower portion ,and a lot is "going on" in this area so it will look fine. to each his own
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Have a look at fuselage photos 168-170. I wasn't able to get a nice crisp dimple using just a male die.

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