And now we are at the end of the article series on the fs36 wing test piece.
After the state shown in the last article, the fin, flap, and flaperon were trimmed and adjusted to each other, allowing for full movability. Furthermore, all three parts were painted and are now shining with a coat of white PU paint. After sanding down and polishing the paint, the test piece could finally be assembled. To close the gaps between each components, Mylar tape was used. Finally, a stand was made from acryl glass for the test piece.
We were able to glean some findings regarding manufacturability, which would help in the ongoing aerodynamic airfoil design process, which is to be completed by the end of the year. After this, we will settle on a final design, allowing us to work on the final structural iteration.
In the video, the movability of the flaperon with the glaps retracted and extended is demonstrated.
Author: Tim Podufal