https://i.stack.imgur.com/mciE7.jpg .....Hi,I understand the fuctions of every part of a fabric wing but not its leading edge strip,so what is its function?and can I remove the leading edge strip without hurting the wing performance?
It helps enforce the wing contour at the leading edge where the curvature is tight. Otherwise the fabric tends to sag down between the ribs. And when that happens, it doesn't have the intended cross-section.
No, you can't. And, why would you want to? It's only a few dollars worth of material adding almost no weight....can I remove the leading edge strip without hurting the wing performance?