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Old 05-17-2020, 12:38 PM
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What is meant by "set of dies"? Interested.
https://bullerent.com/experimental/longeron-dies/
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:46 PM
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Thanks PhatRV, sounds simple. I like the idea of buying the templates from Home Depot.
Say, What size does the DWG come in from Vans, that has the actual scale of the bend?
I am hoping to print this DWG out, prior to getting the fuselage kit.
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:48 PM
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Thanks for the link wirejock. Seems well worth the investment.
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Old 05-18-2020, 08:16 AM
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Thanks PhatRV, sounds simple. I like the idea of buying the templates from Home Depot.
Say, What size does the DWG come in from Vans, that has the actual scale of the bend?
I am hoping to print this DWG out, prior to getting the fuselage kit.
There should be a full scale drawing in the kit.
However, you won't be riveting the paper so don't quit till you use the actual parts to compare the bends. Especially the downward bend that matches the side skin.
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Old 05-18-2020, 11:07 AM
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Draker - Thanks for sharing your mistake. I can see how is something I would have done.
Hope all is well in Livermore. I am originally from Modesto, CA. (where I built the wings and empennage.

Cheers
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:33 AM
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Thanks PhatRV, sounds simple. I like the idea of buying the templates from Home Depot.
Say, What size does the DWG come in from Vans, that has the actual scale of the bend?
I am hoping to print this DWG out, prior to getting the fuselage kit.
The paper drawing is not full size. If you measure the bend locations as noted in the plan, the longerons will come out perfect. You need to make the mark before you make the bend. Some people clamp both longerons to keep them in symmetry. I bended one longeron at a time and both came out in symmetry as well. I found this is easier to whack it with a heavy mallet without have to worry about hitting the opposite longeron.
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:04 AM
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Howdy Rudy. Take a look at my longeron bending video; link below. The longeron segment begins at about the 2:00 min. mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Foa...QUSTl&index=55
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:20 PM
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Default Dont stress about it...just go slowly

Just take your time....mine worked out fine with just a vice and rubber mallet. If you want, get some cheap angle form the hardware store and practice the bends on a short piece to get the feel for how it goes...
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