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02/16/2014 12:21 PM

i want to make a composite out of nature materials. Any bombastic suggestions?

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02/16/2014 12:31 PM

Mud and straw worked well on the American plains for house building. Not very bombastic, more practical.

Paper and spit.

Ice and hay.

Gravel and dirt.

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02/16/2014 1:09 PM

lol. paper and spit. good ideas. i'll try to approach these ideas. thanks :)

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02/16/2014 1:03 PM

For.........what exactly?

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02/16/2014 1:06 PM

for aircraft if possible.

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02/16/2014 1:10 PM

Do you know what bombastic means?

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02/16/2014 1:16 PM

bombastic has a word bomb in it. i always picture it like explosion. It means explosive idea, mind blowing or something like that. right?

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02/16/2014 1:36 PM

My GOD. I give up!

You are not worth wasting anymore time on.

I hope your parents have money enough to buy you a PC and teach you how to use it.

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02/16/2014 1:42 PM

thanks for your time. im here to learn and also throw my opinion. Sorry, if my opinion on the word bombastic troubles you. I can always refer to dictionary.

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02/16/2014 2:03 PM

Actually I thought the use of the word bombastic was spot on for our wacky forum.

As to the original request, I think there's nothing more natural in early avionics use of composite materials than for our fledgling here to attempt to recreate the story of Daedalus and his son.

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02/16/2014 2:22 PM

yeah silly me.

well, some of my lecturers do research about natural stuff. but i think that is not meant for aircraft. They compare the strength of composites made of kapok with kevlar

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02/16/2014 2:46 PM

I think what we have here is a failure to communicate. Kapok is a tree, (ceiba pentandra). So kapok is a natural material. Kevlar is a particular man-made para-aramid fiber. Neither of these items will readily combine with the other to form anything on their own, let alone a composite used in aviation. An assembly technique with at least some additional binding agent (glue) to form anything. So your composite is anything but natural.

Try again.

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02/17/2014 12:07 AM

they dont combine kapok with kevlar. they are comparing it

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02/17/2014 7:15 AM

Dried kapok leaves and Kevlar both have a very low radio frequency reflectivity coefficients.

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02/16/2014 2:33 PM

Icarus and Daedalus? An excellent suggestion, I like it. GA.

Spit and paper... well that works as construction material for hornets... that may also have some merit.

[edit] I see that the CR4 automatic post removal system is still functioning as designed.

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02/16/2014 7:34 PM

avoid higher altitudes on sunny days

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02/16/2014 8:18 PM

you always can fly @ night LOL!

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02/17/2014 1:21 PM

That would make it Compo Nite! We are collectively looking for Compo Site!

Or are we not?

I'd go with hot and air! I can make that fly!

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02/16/2014 6:34 PM

I'm not sure about s career in engineering for him, upper management maybe....

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02/16/2014 7:30 PM

Then my patented TCM Tech Systems 'sh!t on a stick' should work well for him!

No one in management should ever leave his office without it.

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02/16/2014 1:41 PM

Well paper and spit would certainly be mind blowing for the aeronautical industry.

Have you looked into Pre 1950's aircraft design and construction using wood, cloth, natural resins, etc for inspiration? Find out what they used to do and repeat, looking into more natural alternatives for resins, cloth covering, etc.

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02/16/2014 1:55 PM

its my fault. i did not state my field of study

you're right. thank you very much. I hope i find something

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02/16/2014 6:32 PM

exactly

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02/16/2014 2:15 PM

Can you settle for bamboostic? As in, say, bamboo and hide glue.

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02/17/2014 9:42 AM

bamboostic is your best bet.Do you need Bamboo Skin ( Higher Tensile Strength than Steel WIRE) .I shall supply all you need .MM

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02/16/2014 5:50 PM

Rubber and twine...make a balloon!

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02/17/2014 3:21 AM

Well, the DeHavilland Mosquito was a WW2 aircraft made largely of wood with a canvas covering and two honking great aero engines attached to it.

Is this the right ball park?

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02/17/2014 6:55 PM

Check out this beautiful Mosquito:

http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/

Virginia Beach

And they fly it!!!

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