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Balsa

bracesport

Well-known member
#2
the first step in the CAD is the wing - it uses a fully symmetrical aerofoil and there are three thicknesses of balsa used - at this point, I am just roughing out the wing on top of the 2D plan - my technique is to use a lofted surface for the wing and then pattern some flat surfaces for the aerofoils that are split with the wing surface - this way I can then thicken the foil sections to make the foil piece templates that can be laser cut.

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PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
#10
@rockyboy - after drawing it up I will add the 2d cutting files!

@PsyBorg - summer coming here so it will be a long build!

@buzzbomb - if it flies well in balsa, it would be a prime target for a 3D printed version!

@Arcfyre - it is a sleek design from 30 yrs ago, so I think they did a good job on the style!
well shoot...

Parties at Bracesports house bring your planes n sleepin bags!!!! Flyin season just gearin up there guys!!!
 

bracesport

Well-known member
#14
A bit more progress to add the fuse and fins and I just need to add the wingtips and sheeting to finish the basic model! Given it is a traditional balsa build the fuse will need the side panels in flat form (for laser cutting) and then the rest is achieved easily as per Kens build guide. The wing foils will also get a bit more attention (for laser cutting) and it will be done!

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