Tapered Wing

by Revj Vegas | July 9, 2012 | (26 Ratings) Posted in Projects

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A variation of Ed's, Experimental Airlines, Armin wing which uses Dollar Tree foam board to construct an airfoil style wing, this one being tapered.  In this video I make a 10x5 taper, but you can also easily do other sizes.  I recently made two 6x4 from one 20x30 sheet.

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handsfx on October 5, 2012
Found the bevel cutter down below, Newbie mistake as I should have looked down the post.
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WizzyWiggs on July 9, 2012
Awesome way to add the angle, good job!
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Pyrofish on July 10, 2012
Where did you get the bevel cutter?

Great looking wing and video!
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Revj Vegas on July 10, 2012
Thank you!

The cutter I use is a Logan 6000 Freestyle V-groover.
http://amzn.com/B0039ZWYIY

I did a video a while back with more detail. You can check it out here if you like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4lZ5EnNMbg
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Dagger_117 on November 10, 2012
Very cool...great idea on tapered wings
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handsfx on October 5, 2012
Great Article, I really like using Ed's Armin Wing Techniques. I'm always looking for ways to make things easier. Perhaps you could share what and where you get the Nifty Bevel Tool you refer to. Also I would be interested in what and how you install a Spar.

I have been using Carbon Fiber Arrow shafts built inside and between two bottom formers and then cover with the top former to make a bit of a curve. As they would be running along the middle equal distant from the leading edge they would play well together.

What type of center wing stiffing do you use when you put two of you swept wings together???

Thanks for a great demo article, Bryan
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Revj Vegas on November 27, 2012
I still use a carbon arrow as a spar; best I've been able to do is just place it as far up as I can so that the ends of the spar don't end up to low at the tip of the wing. Hope that makes sense.
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