Wing skins of upper and lower surface inner panels at various stages of construction. As can be seen balsa is also used as the core material for the carbon sandwich for all the reasons previously noted in the vertical stabilizer and fuselage.

Building Concordia-The Wing Skin

4 responses

  1. KT
    March 2, 2011

    Just great!

  2. Ben
    March 15, 2012

    I was surprised to read the foam wing molds were attached to the steel trusses after they were CNC’d instead of before. Could they have been cut after being mounted to the steel trusses?

    Was some sheet product vacuum bagged to the face of the wing molds prior to laying up the wing skins? How many skin pulls can be made from this type of mold before it is no longer usable?

    I’m interested in the different skin layups used.Is a balsa core used for 100% of the wing skins? How many layers of fabric (assuming all carbon)are used at the inner root as compared to lets say the tip of the middle panel?

    Thanks for putting up with my geeky questions.

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