Thread Tools
Sep 23, 2011, 12:45 AM
Registered User
Discussion

Dividing "Separating" wing ??


I'm building a 2 meters wing span glider
can someone tell me how to separate each wing into 2 parts to be attatched and separated for easy transport of the plane ?
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Sep 23, 2011, 02:50 AM
**** 37130 ****
RobC(UK)'s Avatar
We need to know the wing structure before we can offer any advice. Is it open structure balsa, sheeted balsa, foam or composite covered foam?
Sep 23, 2011, 03:31 AM
Registered User
Foam wings
the entire plane will be made from foam with carbon rods for strenth and some ply wood in the fuselage wing junction
Sep 23, 2011, 03:32 AM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobC(UK)
We need to know the wing structure before we can offer any advice. Is it open structure balsa, sheeted balsa, foam or composite covered foam?
Foam wings
the entire plane will be made from foam with carbon rods for strenth and some ply wood in the fuselage wing junction
Sep 23, 2011, 09:27 AM
**** 37130 ****
RobC(UK)'s Avatar
Aha, could be difficult. How thick is the airfoil at its thickest part?
Sep 23, 2011, 11:58 AM
Beware the Axis of Weasel.
thewildweasel's Avatar
I've used carbon tubes of two different diameters for this before, with the narrower diameter being a tight fit in the other. Bit of tape to hold the panels together and an anti-rotation pin does the job nicely.

Here's a good example of what I mean. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ruction+thread
Last edited by thewildweasel; Sep 23, 2011 at 12:05 PM.
Sep 23, 2011, 12:17 PM
Registered User
Andy W's Avatar
It would be better to make a single center piece and have removable tips..
..a
Sep 23, 2011, 04:51 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobC(UK)
Aha, could be difficult. How thick is the airfoil at its thickest part?
Root chord 1.6 cm
tapering till tip chord 1 cm
Sep 23, 2011, 04:55 PM
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by thewildweasel
I've used carbon tubes of two different diameters for this before, with the narrower diameter being a tight fit in the other. Bit of tape to hold the panels together and an anti-rotation pin does the job nicely.

Here's a good example of what I mean. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ruction+thread
i thought about that but the problem is with many separation and assembly i think the carbon rod is gonna be detached from the foam
or will it be safe?
Sep 23, 2011, 05:18 PM
Team Hitec, Customer Support
Xpress..'s Avatar
Many many gliders that have split wing sections merely use packing or electrical tape to hold the wing together as one piece. But I don't know if that will work with foam, tape sticks well to smooth glass.
Latest blog entry: Weekender Warehouse