The wing design showed the ribs extending past the front of the trailing edge in plan view, but not in it's cross-section. What's happening here?
The cross-section just has the hidden line for the end of the rib missing. On a wing of this size, butting the rib against the TE with good joinery would be sufficient
Also, the plan did not indicate the wood thickness to use for the fuse sides. I see 1/16'' for top/bottom sheeting, 3/16'' for wing saddle stiffeners, and 1/4'' for nose doublers. So, what should I use for the actual fuse side?
My inclination would be to use 3/32" for the sides and all doublers. Planes designed during this time frame were way overbuilt. Build to fly, not to crash.
The F1 using 1/2'' balsa block seems kinda crazy, unless the plane needs that much weight up front to balance. Do most of you just extend the fuse sides and nose doublers up to the firewall instead of carving a 1/2'' block?
Drop all the blocks and just extend the doublers
For you reedie pylon racers out there, what control surfaces were you designing, rudder-elevator or aileron-elevator (or all 3)?
This is a small plane - A/E will give you all you want.
Since I'm new to performance 1/2A, I was also considering enlarging the plan to a 36'' wingspan to tame it down some. I'd be happy to share the CAD file for both the standard version and the enlarged on if IĀ*can get these questions answered.
You might consider 30" to 32" rather than 36", particularly if you're going with a COX reedie.