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  1. Dr. Looping Looie

    foamboard Dornier Libelle simple seaplane

    The Dornier Libelle was a light seaplane in the 1930s and was one of the first plane Dornier manufactured in greater numbers. Dornier is one of the greatest manufacturers of seaplanes, and their design with two smaller wings which give the plane stability in the water is still used today. They...
  2. L

    tips on lightweight construction from P-38 builder

    The recent show on the monster P-38 that was built by a young man highlighted the ultralight construction, but didn't really reveal how they were lightened. I saw some open ribs under the wing, so that is one clue, but I suspect there are many lessons to be learned from the builder on how to...