Sharkface plan questions
I downloaded the Sharkface plans as a tileprint and imported it into CAD to convert to a CAD drawing. My hope was to make it easier to produce printwood or plans for a laser mini-kit.
Anyway, there were some issues in the tileprint that I can't figure out. So here are my questions.
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?
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?
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?
For you reedie pylon racers out there, what control surfaces were you designing, rudder-elevator or aileron-elevator (or all 3)? Where did you find the best placement of gear to balance the plane?
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 Ican get these questions answered.