Feeds

PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

Knocks together proof of concept structure

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) team has spent the last couple of days working on a definitive Vulture 1-X wing structure, having already tried and rejected a few options.

Naturally, we took on board all of your suggestions as to how we might go about making an aircraft wing entirely from paper, and reckon we've cracked it.

First up, we looked for suitable wing profile, and decided to nab one from the Horten Ho IV, which will need no introduction to the aircraft enthusiasts among you.

Since we're using paper straws for the main Vulture 1-X structure, it made sense to convert this profile into a paper rib which can accept four continual spars, as you can see in our template pic:

The Vulture 1-X wing section, showing paper straw spar locations

So, we printed out a load of these ribs, punched out the holes for the straws with a 6mm leather punch and bodged together a proof of concept section of wing.

On the next couple of pages are the construction snaps. Don't bemoan the sloppy hot glue technique - we knocked this up in around half an hour and the final structure of the wings will be lovingly and carefully put together with epoxy...

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
GRAV WAVE DRAMA: 'Big Bang echo' may have been grit on the scanner – boffins
Exit Planet Dust on faster-than-light expansion of universe
SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...
Craft berths at space station with supplies, experiments, toys
That glass of water you just drank? It was OLDER than the SUN
One MEELLION years older. Some of it anyway
NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'
Joins 'traffic light' and perfect stony sphere on the Red Planet
Mine Bitcoins with PENCIL and PAPER
Forget Sudoku, crunch SHA-256 algos
Big dinosaur wowed females with its ENORMOUS HOOTER
That's right, Doris, I've got biggest snout in the prehistoric world
Japanese volcano eruption reportedly leaves 31 people presumed dead
Hopes fade of finding survivors on Mount Ontake
Canberra drone team dances a samba in Outback Challenge
CSIRO's 'missing bushwalker' found and watered
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.