My Wooden Airplane
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1/10/2012 - 2/1/2012

Fiberglass Wing Leading Edges

Since I wasn't very happy with the way the plywood leading edges turned out, I always figured I'd end up doing something else to them. That "something else" ended up being 2 layers of fiberglass. I realize the wing doesn't look very different now than it did before the fiberglass, but I feel much better about it holding up under flight loads. Understand, I don't think the original design was bad. I just think it was too difficult for me to execute properly.

Total Time: 55.0 hrs.