Ace Foam Wing (oz8557)
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Ace Foam Wing. NACA 2415 Taper Wing. A balsa alternative to the classic Ace Foam Wing.
This is a modern redrawn plan in vectorPDF format.
Plan shows built-up balsa construction replacement wing for the discontinued Ace Foam Wing used in many 1970s RC designs [see /search/results.asp?keyword=ace+foam+wing&searchcompletetext=Yes for examples].
Note this plan shows a tapered wing, but a constant chord wing can also be built from this, using the root rib template. Wingspan is 35in discounting the shaped wingtips.
Quote: "Attached are the plans and laser cut file for a replacement for the old Ace Foam Wings, as started in this thread https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2833985 I'm expecting one or two build threads from friends that I cut samples for. Thanks for all you do for us, Steve. Andy"
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User commentsGreetings, I was contemplating the designs that use this wing design when a thought occurred to me. Has anyone ever weighed an Ace foam panel, and compared it to the weight of a panel built to this plan? I assume the wood panel would be lighter, but it would be interesting to know the real values.
James Hickman - 09/08/2020
James, this very subject was discussed at RCGroups, see https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr...
Bill - 09/08/2020
MY Ace foam constant chord wing weighs 4 1/4 oz.. 120~ gms, with strapping tape 3/4" balsa trailing edge (ace wings had a V poor trailing edge.. when stock) covered in Solarfilm
fred - 11/12/2020
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