Should not need to build it to calculate the weight.I am wondering if I can estimate the wing weight by making 1 metre wide part of the wing ?
Also if I stress this piece with weights...can I estimate the g-loads for the whole wing ?
I see...what If I just do it anyway ...to see how well the details work out in smoothness.Should not need to build it to calculate the weight.
If you can not do that probably you will not be able to estimate g loads for the whole wing.....
Spruce and Wicks catalogs both have material weights. Easy to get pretty close with a preliminary design. Just takes a little time.
I know a certain designer who after building his prototype wing panels put one in a fixture and loaded it with bricks to 5Gs. The fixture broke but the wing stood it. Said the wing sagged several inches seems like 5 but I may have that wrong. 12 ft panel.
Put it on the plane and it's still flying.
building a panel to learn how is not a bad idea....yes properly done the stress test of a single panel will tell you how strong the whole wing will be..... you would need to learn some basic stress analysis and algebra to do the calculations. .....if you are to copy ALL the details of a successful design and stay under the weight of the airplane you are copying you probably would not need to do any of it....or better yet build a successful design to learn how to build and get useful experience needed to design your own. ....Frati "The Glider" has the most simple method (but not exactly the most accurate, certainly good enough though) to calculate the wing loading. Basic Glider Criteria from the FAA has samples of test loading .....both are free "google is you friend"I see...what If I just do it anyway ...to see how well the details work out in smoothness.
If the mid piece of the wing is 1/6 length of the the wing..how do I do the math for the g-load stress test..or does it show anything at all ?