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Old 11-07-2005, 03:09 PM
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Default RE: How do you sheet without gaps?

I'm sure Mike will probably answer with a drawing, but in my experience you don't generally install shear webs "in between" the spars in the manner of an I-beam. You're right, that could be tricky to do without gaps. Instead, you either glue them to one or both sides of the spars, to make them like a "C" or an "O". Because you are overlapping the spars, there is no problem with gaps and they are plenty strong. Probably stronger than the "I-beam" because you have a greater glued surface in contact with the spar.

I'm no expert, so I might be wrong.

-Scott
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