Originally Posted by Majortomski
Any one ask Top flight why they gave us a 48 inch long box wich would have held 48 inch long spars, then they make you build and joing two 24 inch long wing panels. I think one wing built around 48 inch spars and sheeting would have been easier and better.
Majortomski, excellent question on the wing design? The one wing panel would have been much simpler and would eliminate possible construction errors. We (mentors for YHS) really thought about some other changes during the 2013 construction phase but decided that part of the learning process Andy and his team wanted was to have students follow plans as much as possible. We made a few suggestions during the building phase last year and Andy's group incorporated some of them in this year’s race. They're really great to work with!