|We are looking for people who want to build a 6.5" x 9" balsa wing panel on Saturday Dec 5, at
Big Apple Hobbies in Queens, NY.
While doing so, you will also learn a little about:
We expect you to leave with:
- how to work with balsa
- how various glues work
- how to interpret plans and directions
- how to use some basic but incredibly neat tools
- how to cover and finish an airplane
- TLAR design methodology (That Looks About Right) (:-) and
- SWAG design methodology (Scientific Wild-A**ed Guess)
If all goes well, everybody also gets to have some fun along the way, but we've never done this before so .... no promises....
Please click the pictures for more details.
- a small cool wing you made with your own two hands
- a semi-decent understanding of what's involved in putting together an airplane, and
- a semi-decent understanding that none of this is rocket science (:-).
|You will be building and covering a wing panel just like the ones you see on the "Simple 1" plane. Each is built from simple sticks and if you mess one up, no problem, there'are plenty more where it came from.
This a FREE ! class - we supply all tools and materials. It will take you about 45 minutes to build the wing, and about 45 minutes to cover it, but this is the first time we're running this as a class, so we're not making any promises.
If you want to reserve a spot, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
The "Simple 1" plane was built with 4 wing panels identical to the one you will be building. I built it to show that even though the wing panel is simple, it is still a real wing that generates lift and has all the structure and qualities required for flight. Once you can build a wing you can build everything else here! Please click the pictures for more details.
If this is your first time on this site, you will notice a lot of broken links and blank pages. We're working on it as fast as we can, but in the meantime please bear with us. The big shopping cart (yellow tab in the center works, but the one in the blue tab on the right side does not work yet). See you all Saturday!