BALSA wood aircraft?

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davidb

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A couple are about 2 foot diameter most are much smaller. Must admit I have a thing for balsa, not sure why, maybe because its so light.

Really I'm attempting a low ar flying wing type Wing In Ground effect. My models are showing good promise. The object of the exercise is to fly without CAA being involved. I realize I have to sacrifice some efficiency for stability. I am experimenting with inverted airfoils. Really flat with windward bevel LE and delta shaped so that AC is at the center of area to minimize aft cp movement in GE.
I see. Balsa sounds well suited for your project. Have you worked with fiberglass/epoxy?
 

JIC

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TFF, Yup it would be,that's the wing rib template for my preceptor N-3 pup.
When the weather warms up a bit more I'll be out in the garage working on it.

jic
 
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