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Old 09-23-2008, 01:16 AM
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finally got the Viper built up wing into construction , after alot of measuring etc i,ve got the exact wing root profile as the viper foam wing has. i made up 2 x wing rib templates that will be the outers for the balsa sandwhich pieces that will be cut to these exact templates, this wing is being built in one piece [ no half join ] with 48 inch lengths of 1/4 x 1/4 inch spruce for rib longerons [4 of ] 1/4 inch hard balsa for the leading edge and profiled balsa for the trailing edges and ailerons, light maranty timber will be used for wing bolt support areas and to make up the other 4 inches of wing span i will use 2 inch balsa block to each tip, all will be covered with 1/16 inch balsa and maybe a light fibreglass centre patch could be added but i reallly feel this wing won,t snap too easy. i must admit i hate building wings compared to fuselages but i have no choice due to availability of light foam wings.