PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing
Knocks together proof of concept structure
The trailing edge is even flimsier, so cue some spacer struts to keep it in good shape:
It was also important to add some diagonal reinforcement to stop the spars skewing:
Finally, we used some paper to form the leading and trailing edges:
We're pretty pleased with the result, and for the record the whole section of wing shown above is a featherweight 10 grammes.
We'll certainly need to construct the final wings in a jig, so our next task is to put that together and get on with giving the Vulture 1-X some lift. ®
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