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andrew wallace

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« on: April 18, 2018, 18:46:24 PM »
anybody have any ideas about making winglets  :-X
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Re: winglets
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2018, 17:54:04 PM »
Hey Andrew :)

Wood or fibre?

For my ash, cut off 2 “wings” in foam. Insert tubes etc for the joiners. Sheeting, then for the winglet itself, 3mm plywood core, + 4mm balsa sanded in a profile, clarkY ish.
Vinyl covered et voilà :)

Alternatively, top rippin, and maybe others, are selling pairs that you can then adapt to your wing.
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Re: winglets
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 19:32:52 PM »
Hey Fred
Im for making them out of wood, they are for an ASW 20
Just looking for ideas for the shape,size and angles
Thanks for helping
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Re: winglets
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Re: winglets
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 07:49:11 AM »
This is my first attempt at making the winglets I've used 2 pieces of 1/8 balsa with a piece of 1/16 ply in the middle for strength
I've the winglet leaning out by 10° but will check the angle when the wing is on the fuselage
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Re: winglets
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 17:40:45 PM »
Looking good Andrew!

If I may, I would do them a tad smaller. You can also angle them a bit, usually in the 10 degrees or so region on the outside.
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Re: winglets
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 21:14:09 PM »
I've made winglets for the ASW 20
They are added to the wing extensions which I have to join to the main wing my big concern is can the tips be too heavy and effect the glider in flight
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Re: winglets
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 21:23:28 PM »
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Re: winglets
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 07:58:05 AM »
Looks good Andrew  :)
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