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I know @Paul LaMasters uses them a lot for tuning but my question is simply this. Is a Travel frame simply twice as many half length segments or is the LE divided differently to prevent a ferrule in the exact center?

I need to make myself a travel frame as I will want a compact setup in the very near future.. If the LE is merely 6 equal segments, it's as simple as halving a current frame and adding ferrules.

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Yes, the one I have is exactly that. Half as long, plus a ferrule. Put two together and it is the length of a regular spar.  

When making a set I suspect they take a regular set of six spars (one spare), run them across a very narrow saw precisely down the center, then add six ferrules.

None of the spars are double-ferrule like the center spar typically is, only one ferrule per piece. 

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Assemble each travel frame "stick" with a couple of wraps of electrical tape,

so the pieces stay together, until you don't want them to,....

A travel frame is stiffer. than a regular tubed set, so a three wrap travel is very much like 4 wraps.

 you can vary the stiffness to suit personal preferences.  I like 4 diamonds and two green race, with the race members at the junction of the leading edge and the top of the down spar.  I need that area rigid and I want the outer 3rds and the center portions of the leading edge to be more flexible. YMMV

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extra travel framed spars is never a mistake, to carry to the field!

invariably, the one that breaks (either with a ferule or w/o) is the one you don't have any more of handy

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