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PARIS team cracks Vulture 1-X wing

Knocks together proof of concept structure

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The trailing edge is even flimsier, so cue some spacer struts to keep it in good shape:

Spacing straws between the ribs at the trailing edge

It was also important to add some diagonal reinforcement to stop the spars skewing:

Diagonal reinforcement between the spar straws

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. ®

Additional PARIS resources

  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our fledgling Flickr page, with all previous photos.
  • Check out our YouTube channel - currently featuring a few camera tests.

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