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  • #16
    Kevin- Thanks a million. Looks like I am saving about 15 pounds for the set of clipped all wood wings. Every ounce counts! I want to try and keep it at 750 pounds or less. I plan to do a good bit of acro and eventually some airshows. With the limited power of the 0-200 I will need to keep it light.
    Eric Minnis
    Bully Aeroplane Works and Airshows
    www.bullyaero.com
    Clipwing Tcraft x3


    Flying is easy- to go up you pull back, to go down you pull back a little farther.

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    • #17
      80# wing

      Eric

      Mine had the tank in the wing too and im still saying 80#
      B 52 Norm
      1946 BC12-D1 Nc 44496
      Quicksilver AMPIB, N4NH
      AOPA 11996 EAA 32643
      NRA4734945
      Lake Thunderbird , Cherokee Village
      Somewhere on the 38 parallel in NE Arkansas

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      • #18
        Wing Wieght

        Your welcome Eric,glad I could help.My stock wings should be a little lighter than most because I didn't put a bunch of epoxy primer/paint on everything,I used Vari-prime self etching primer on everthing and it is a lot lighter than the epoxy.So you are probably save a little more wieght than you think.Also I relized that the tip leading edge was off of one of the lighter of the 2 wings,that's probably where my wieght difference came from.
        Good luck with it.We need to get together someday and do a few aerobatics.
        Kevin Mays
        PS. I thought I would remind you about the door frames while I was thinking about it.
        Kevin Mays
        West Liberty,Ky

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        • #19
          Wing weight

          Hay Crispy
          the question that was not asked is are they the 15 stamped rib wings like mine , or the 13 rib wings.

          To B or not to B , that is the ?
          B 52 Norm
          1946 BC12-D1 Nc 44496
          Quicksilver AMPIB, N4NH
          AOPA 11996 EAA 32643
          NRA4734945
          Lake Thunderbird , Cherokee Village
          Somewhere on the 38 parallel in NE Arkansas

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          • #20
            Norm, the 13 rib is the 1150lb gross pre-war wing, 15 rib is 1200lb post-war wing

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            • #21
              Wing weight

              Ok Robert
              Let me get my head out of my butt
              Now what i meant to say is "Stamped or structural ribs"
              I do believe , as in i know, the BC12d had both , what i don't know is was there a weight difference?
              B 52 Norm
              1946 BC12-D1 Nc 44496
              Quicksilver AMPIB, N4NH
              AOPA 11996 EAA 32643
              NRA4734945
              Lake Thunderbird , Cherokee Village
              Somewhere on the 38 parallel in NE Arkansas

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              • #22
                The ribs are interchangeable (except the stitching question).

                My 45 BC12D has 15 built-up ribs (1200lb gross)
                My 46 BC12D has 15 stamped ribs (also 1200lb gross)

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                • #23
                  Ribs

                  So Robert old chap
                  You say the ribs weigh the same. Now figure that rib lacing thing out for us will you?

                  I HATE WIRE HANGERS
                  B 52 Norm
                  1946 BC12-D1 Nc 44496
                  Quicksilver AMPIB, N4NH
                  AOPA 11996 EAA 32643
                  NRA4734945
                  Lake Thunderbird , Cherokee Village
                  Somewhere on the 38 parallel in NE Arkansas

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                  • #24
                    Norm I don't say the ribs weigh the same...I do not know.

                    But the stamped ribs are not approved (I believe) for stitching, although I understand the new F22's will be stitched.

                    I am still looking for a 337 for stitching the stamped ribs.

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