Remember what I started with, the ribs stopped at the front spars. That's what I used when I had sheeting on the front this time I wanted one of those wings that doesn't have sheeting in the front. Cap stripes, hum.. maybe, they would look nice. But right now I want to finish up the outer part of the wing so I can see what it looks like in RF. Remember, all of this is a rib cage that fits "inside" the outer wing which is painted with the opacity set so you can see inside. (or transparent covering if you want to call it that) None-the-less it's painted on in the color scheme.Looks great. I'd be tempted to add leading edge sheeting. And maybe cap strips, too. It would look GREAT with transparent covering.
Like usual I created this project from another plane, which was a 100 inch wingspan, thus 4 aileron servos. I haven't worked on the servos yet but I plan to remove the outer servos since this is a 78 inch wingspan. In the back it will have two servos, one on each side using a wire between the elevators so it only needs one servo. Of course all of them will be high torque servos. The canopy hasn't been touched for this plane yet. I had two thoughts on it, one is a shaped balsa block so it would be a slightly darker transparent red. The second was a clear canopy with or without a pilot. I have already looked for a profile pilot but at this point I'm in between the two options.. The canopy you see is shaped like a vacuum formed canopy and only needs the transparency to be one. And right now it doesn't touch the fuselage because the fuselage was reworked and is a bit smaller than the original plane. So in the end all will be good.Looks good to me. But I have another of my dumb questions: Will the extra mass of the servos so near the wingtips decrease the roll rate or responsiveness? Like a skater with outstretched arms vs arms pulled in?
And I think I might like to see a transparent canopy with a profile pilot. I remember seeing some planes like that back in the dark ages, but not recently. Basically a vacuum formed canopy glued on top of the fuselage w/ no cockpit or pilot details or anything.