Easy Foamboard Wing Airfoil: the Basic Version





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Published on Sep 10, 2011

Part 0 (a basic intro to the Armin Wing concept). A really quick and simple way to build an actual airfoil for an RC airplane wing. For a rectangular wing it's at least as easy to make and as strong as a KF airfoil and has the proven high-lift design approximating the "Clark-Y" airfoil used on many real and RC airplanes. Videos to follow will include improvements that take a little extra time but will make the wing more aerodynamic, water resistant, and have an integral control surface for flaps and ailerons. This is just the wing construction - overall airplane design is up to the builder!

Here is where I get my colored packing tape:

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Ka Rim
Thank you that you give american AND european data (grams & oz) :D
Seriously man, you need to give me more than a couple of hours to respond. Readi-Board is 5mm nominal thickness with paper on, can vary by about .2mm
Brian L.
Thank you for this! My little son has been pestering me to build a wing that would actually generate lift. He tried to make one out of cardboard, but of course it's not the right material. Now I can at least build a wing with him!
I'd like to see how you add dihedral to the wing using foam board? Thanks Jimmy, ARRL TS, WX9DX 
Arden Bolton
Eclipse Gaming
How can I put servos in the wing (like the j*scott plane) and how can I add dihedral
Bamn Baniel
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If you can run the foam inside the foil shape upright on edge you will substantially increase the wing strength.
Bunnyshooter 223
WOW, thanks Ed, so EASY you did all the work (thought) I needed a way to make a wing and now a fuselage, you figured it out GREAT WORK I have a few UMX planes and the lady got a new Inductrix micro quad, but I want to start making my own planes for cheap. The wing is the start! All I need is to get a decent power system and a higher power radio and I'm good :) Years ago we did not have this technology, it's so exciting!
Charles Connor
I'm keen to know more about the control surfaces and how to integrate them.
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