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    Plans for wood wings?

    Does anyone build experimental category cubs with wood wings?
    Are plans for wood wings available?
    Thanks!

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    Any of the Wag Aero plans show wood wings. Iím building a 2+2 with wood wings right now.


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    I’m building aluminum wings for my SC clone right now. I have a box of steel hardware for wood wings if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Hank View Post
    I’m building aluminum wings for my SC clone right now. I have a box of steel hardware for wood wings if you are interested.
    I'm still interested. My original plan was to fly over there and look at your goodies. These days, though, I can rarely get more than 3 hours away from home.

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    [QUOTE=RVBottomly;811824]Any of the Wag Aero plans show wood wings. Iím building a 2+2 with wood wings right now.

    Great! When I looked at their website I don't see that stated anywhere. I will give them a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike von S. View Post

    Great! When I looked at their website I don't see that stated anywhere. I will give them a call.
    The plans specify a wood wing, but I don't think they stock wood wing materials anymore. I ended up getting spruce spars from Aircraft Spruce after a long wait.

    Wag no longer carries lift strut fittings for wood, either. They will likely try to talk you into aluminum wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike von S. View Post
    Does anyone build experimental category cubs with wood wings?
    Are plans for wood wings available?
    Thanks!
    I have a set of wood wings for my 2+2. I modified the wings to use stock Super Cub hardware for flaps, and changed the tank bay to use a shear plate rather than the cross brace through the tank. I also added the stock wood wing tip bow; I like the original look. I did drawings with measurements in CAD for the wing layout, flaps and ailerons (all wood). Essentially, I have a Super Cub wood wing. Most everything is on my website, marty2plus2.com My wings are ready to cover, should be starting the covering in the next month or so.

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    Marty,
    Thanks for this pic and for the link to your builder's log website. I've just started looking through it. This will be very helpful in numerous ways.
    I love the frank discussion of the challenges you've faced, and the solutions you've devised.
    You do nice work!
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    Wag Aero wood wings

    I have a set of Wag aero I took off a Wag Aero CUB With ailerions. Also interior , formers, baggage , Ect

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike von S. View Post
    Does anyone build experimental category cubs with wood wings?
    Are plans for wood wings available?
    Thanks!
    I have a set of home built wing all metal

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    good morning
    I have drawings and build videos for the wood wings +wag wood spars, set of built ribs, built ailerons, compression tube material, some new drag wires/nipples, wing tip bows and strut material
    pm me if you are interested for details
    thanks
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    A question for everyone building wood wings from the Wag Aero plans: I've heard there's a difference in the airfoil between a Wag Aero sport trainer and a Piper wing. Anyone know what the exact differences are or how it affects performance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash, Jr. View Post
    A question for everyone building wood wings from the Wag Aero plans: I've heard there's a difference in the airfoil between a Wag Aero sport trainer and a Piper wing. Anyone know what the exact differences are or how it affects performance?
    There is a difference: the leading edge is somewhat rounder. All other dimensions are pretty much the same. I donít know of performance differences. Others say the Wag wings fly fine, maybe slightly gentler stall, but itís not quantified.




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    Here is a depiction of the difference. The blue ink curve is the Wag upper leading edge curve.

    The pencil curve is from Piperís specs. Everything else matches within a millimeter.


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    That's great, thanks for the info. Guess I'll just go off the Wag plans then since it doesn't seem like that would affect performance much vs going with a Piper airfoil.

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    I fly a Wag wood wing and can verify the more-round profile of the leading edge.

    My finely tuned rear end can not discern much of a difference to a J3 wing, but my Wag-11 is fat and goofy which limits an apples-to-apples comparison.

    Edit: I forgot to add I love how my Wag wing flies too, so don't fear the profile difference.
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    My Ex 11 has wood ribs, except in tank bays and by strut attach areas which are actual Piper ribs. I also have aluminum Piper Spars

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