I am quite a beginner concerning this category, for I am currently working on my first scale sailplane.
It is an 1/4 scale ASK-13, which is in the workshop for 3 years today.
Indeed I have quite a big problem to cure, for I am uncertain on how I will link the wing to the fuselage. In fact the mainspar is to be used to do the job, but I don't exactly kow how to proceed : I though of box in steel, that will join the two spar together, but the "lever arm" is not big (the width of the fuselage is about 160 mm, so the useful part of the spar is 80mm long..) and I fear the stress should be too important on the wooden spar.
If you have any idea on the topic, tell me !
To see how it looks like, some photographs are displayed :
I got really interesting in that rouded-shape glider, for it looks nice. What do you think of a 1/3 scale PW-5 : a span of only 4m or so , but a wide and chubby fuselage !
As I found a polish brochure (Skrzydla w miniaturze n°17), my interest grew up. It was made of very precise 3-view plans and blue-prints, coordinates ... , allowing to build a perfect scale glider.
I found by chance its name written at the schempp-hirt way , if you are interested in...
There is some modern glider built in the USA, that may be a great subject for an unusual scale sailplane.
They also upgrade schleicher or schempp-hirt gliders, and they studied the winglet issue.
No hesitation, go on their site !
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