- Feb 26, 2020
Where is the fuselage on weight? It might be easier to convert to a four longeron fuselage. That or merge into three longerons after those cabane drag braces, keeping it four to that point.
It currently weighs 31.4# but a lot of the hinges and gussets haven't been added yet. Our target weight is 40#- We considered using a four longeron tail but we decided not to as it would add a substantial amount of weight due to the required cross web beams (or at least wires) within the tail in addition to the weight of a new longeron.
Note: weight calculations exclude wing support struts. Weight measured from everything highlighted in yellow below: