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Fuselage Design Day 4

We then added wing bearing struts to the side of the fuselage which will hold most of the weight of the wing. After research into ultralights and seeking help from the forum, we learned that ultralights differ from normal planes in that the struts and wiring carry most of the load. This means that the attachment to the fuselage can be simple, so as to save weight. The struts and initial wing attachment were based off the Affordaplane which also incorporates a dihedral. All wing strut dimensions are variables as placement calculations have not yet been completed.

*Editors note: the thought processes and design choices presented in this article don't necessarily represent those implemented into the final design and are subject to change. Flight Club Aerospace is a group of amateur students with no formal education in any fields of engineering. We present this information for educational purposes only, with the understanding that it is not to be re-created without adequate professional oversight and mentorship. For our latest designs and updates, please see our most recent blog posts.