- Feb 13, 2010
- World traveler
On the construction method, I still believe that wood is the least intimidating material in terms of attracting first-time builders with the possible exception of aluminum tube and gusset, but that's a reflection of my own biases as much as anything else because I personally dislike working with composites and am somewhat put off by sheet metal. So my thought was to either go all wood and fabric or with a tube-and-gusset fuselage and wood wing (tail surfaces could go either way) still covered in fabric. The reason to stick with wood for the wing is that one big box spar or main and rear box spars seem like the easiest way to do a thick cantilever wing, though I suppose it would be possible to do something like a triangular truss in tube and gusset.