It's like I learn one of these every day... today's new word... Tosa Dako... when reading about Barry Hill Palmer & John Dickenson. Add to that, the Fleep and Bach's flying wing.Ah yes, the flop tube. I think you earned another stripe.
That's a good observation.Looks good. Why did the first layer work but the not the second? Wouldn't they be the same just going the opposite direction?
OK since you numbered them, I can't dodge any questions, lol....a couple of questions that might not make any sense.
1) Are the problems with the 16th? balsa sticks going to scale to the full size sticks?
2) Do the sticks (first and second layer) have to intersect at a bulkhead? Couldn't the second layer sticks just find a natural curve they're happy with and intersect the first layer wherever it happens?
3) Would steam and/or ammonia bending solve the problem?
4) What's this airplane going to look like? ...the cockpit "pod" looks very interesting.
I thought it looked familiar. I'm glad your still working on it, geodetic construction is fascinating stuff....Very similar the one you and I corresponded about, about a year ago