Monthly Archives: November 2013

Creating Laser Parts

Creating Laser Parts

After finishing the wing and doing a lot (!) of boolean ops for the tabs and slots I started creating the apges to be used to lasercut the 1mm parts.…
Tabs and Slots

Tabs and Slots

I started with creating the base plate (well, first of all I pushed the wing construction aside): As you can see the base plate was allready divided into sections which…
The rig

The rig

Now on to creating the rig. I was fascinated by the method which UweH uses when building his RC wings. Check it out. He is including the building board in…
Wing finished

Wing finished

After finishing all the rolls and fittings I declare the wing design finished. I am now heading towards the building rig. Every plane is only as good as the rig…
Wing Support Fitting

Wing Support Fitting

The fittings for connecting the wing support wires are drawn straight from the plan. They are drawn as simple sheets with one side creased by 90°. The mounting holes get…
More Hardware

More Hardware

The inner guide roll in its place. The rolls are the same as on the outer guide. I simply made them of stacks of 0,2mm metal discs. These discs will be…
Hardware and fittings

Hardware and fittings

As I mentioned before I tried to find readymade hardware. However when I started designing the guide rolls none of these seemed to fit very well. So I started creating…
Finishing wood details

Finishing wood details

The two guide pulleys of the aileron control lines do have two access hatches. These are simply made from three parts of spruce. The planking piece, a frame and the…
Walking the plank…

Walking the plank…

Having finished the corner bracings I moved on to the planking. This was pretty straight forward. I included an offset of 0.1mm as I am planning to use 160gr/m² cardboard…
More Sourcing

More Sourcing

I revisited the thought that I could make the controls movable. This would require a decent brand of wire. I started thumbing thru our archives at www.kartonbau.de. I knew there…