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Arcraft spruce cap strip options

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:13 pm
by Schank112
I am going to start building ribs for my Pietenpol. I was going to order the cap strips today, but the plan calls for 1/4” x 1/2” cap strip, and Aircraft Spruce and Specialty only sells 1/4 x 7/16 and then jumps up to 1/4 x 5/8... whats the deal? You all been using the 1/4 x 7/16 or 1/4 x 5/8 for your ribs? Also, can anyone give me a quick answer on how much cap strip and how much plywood im going to need for the ribs? Otherwise i can get out my caculator :D

Re: Arcraft spruce cap strip options

Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 1:01 pm
by EAB4
its further up on the list-
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i don't remember how much cap strip i ordered, but aircraft spruce has it listed as 100 64" pieces
oh, make sure you post your questions in the "Pietenpol Builders Forum" section
you may get an answer faster- I'm not sure how often people look in the "Photo Section"!

Re: Arcraft spruce cap strip options

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:09 pm
by fly4piet
I would just use the 1/4 X7/16 and adjust
any construction difference.