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Lightening Holes in Metal Ribs - Yes ? No ?


Radial Skybolt Builder: 220.45% completed
Aug 21, 2006
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South Jersey
Just thinking about ways of shaving pounds off of the weight of the plane.

Has any thought of putting lightening holes in the metal ribs that are found in the tail group ?

Would it take away from the strength of these parts ? From what I've read elsewhere... it wouldn't.

It may just be a pound of weight, but a pound is a pound.

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