Wing Warping Demonstrator
Using easy to find cardboard, dental floss, toothpick and
straight pins, you can build a working demonstrator of the
Wright Brothers Wing warping design.
One interesting thing that took me a few tries to figure out is that the Wright Brothers use two spars. The leading edge spar and one about 3/4 the chord of the wing. The ribs are hinged to the spars, not fixed. My earlier attempts of using a standard wing gave minimal results due to the spar arrangement.
|Front view||Rear view||Side view||plans|
|Straight pin bent into "U" shape||Guide mid way and at ends||Attached to control stick||Stick to right causes left down trailing edge and right up trailing edge|
|Stick to the left causes right down trailing edge and left up trailing edge.|
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