48″ Convair 240 – Wing Lofting

 

Pecking away at the Convair 240 radio control model.  This is being done for a contest on the Ezone forums, and so I really need to get moving on this thing to get it in the air by June 30th contest end date.  The wings are getting there – mostly lofted, just have to add the rear spars and ailerons.  Having designed more than my fair share of RC planes in 2D using AutoCAD, boy, is this a better way to work!  The wings are going to be my favorite style – 1/32″ balsa d-tube leading edges with shear webs.  Super strong, super light, and very “stick and tissue.”  I’m going to try to get the tailfeathers and fuselage formers knocked out this weekend.  Haven’t quite decided if I want to do the nacelles out of balsa or vac formed styrene, but I’ll have to make a call on that pretty soon.

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One Response to “48″ Convair 240 – Wing Lofting”
  1. Basil says:

    Sky,

    Great job! Though, I can’t say that I am amongst the ranks of a vintage builder. These days I take the lazy approach by hot wiring my wings from foam.

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