Building 32 Wing Ribs

While drawing wing ribs in AutoCad is an interesting endeavor, nothing sets the aviator apart from the idle dreamer like sawing spruce, and spreading glue. True to Mr. Pietenpol’s intention to make the design approachable, all of the sticks in rib of the wing are 1/4 x 1/2 inch cap strip. Fabrication of these pieces […]

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Radio Propagation Theory

The most commonly discussed trait of a particular application of radio technology is “the range.” Consumer-marketed walkie-talkies often advertise a “2 mile range” and Wi-Fi range extenders will claim to extend your network by hundreds of feet. The issue exists however, that the distance over which a radio signal is useful is entirely dependent on […]

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