The airplane I'm planning on building uses two wood caps to form the spar. Instead of using single "planks" for the top and bottom, I was planning to use wood strips glued together to form the caps. Example if the cap is 6 inches wide and 1 inch thick, I would glue 6 1x1 inch strips to form a cap. Now when I was in A&P school, my teachers taught us that a laminated spar was better than using a solid piece of wood, for this reason that is why I want to use a laminated spar.
Question, if the spar cap design calls out a fixed deminsion can I use a series of strips to accomendate the design requirements, as long as it is the same type of wood and the same physical dimensions?
Next question, should the strips be (6 inch by 1 inch spar size) 6 1x1 inch strips or.....4 1/4 x 6 inch strips?