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Please o please o please?!?

#1
I know I'm new here. But I would love to see a swappable Stuka built!!! Talk about ramping up the building skills but I would love to see if it would be possible to affectively accomplish gull wings with the technique y'all have developed. Maybe ill try after I build a few others of my own...

That would open up to corsairs as well as other gull wing/ multi angled wing craft
 

RoyBro

Senior Member
Mentor
#3
If they can overcome the wing problem for the Corsair, I'd bet a Stuka wouldn't be far behind. The looks of the Stuka was my favorite WWII model (plastic, not RC) when I was a kid.
 

rcspaceflight

creator of virtual planes
#4
I remember building a Stuka balsa wood and tissue paper rubber band powered plane. The wings don't actually seem that hard. Each wing would just be two pieces and then sand the ends into a tapper. Similar to how Bixler sanded the wing ends of the Versa Wing. But at an angle. It would be a lot of: sand a little, check it, type of thing. And it would be hard to get the two wings to match. But it is certainly possible. Actually the wings would be a total of 5 pieces including the straight piece under the fuselage and there would be four joints to line up perfectly. But hot glue works as a great filler if it's over sanded.

The Corsiar would be harder because of the curve of the gull wing. earthsciteach is right that the Stuka would be easier because of it's boxiness. To get the proper curve of the Corsiar you'll need a curved spar and to remove a lot of the paper from the foam board to get it to bend that way. Or use wire as the spar and bend it to the proper curve. If Flite Test is serious about making more War Birds and serious about making the Corsiar, they should actually do the Stuka first to get the right build up of difficulty in builds that they want.
 
#5
Well as soon as I can budget it I'm going to be building an ft racer as practice. Then I might try to scratch build a gull wing of some kind. I love the look of them