Onshape Custom Wing Generator
Flight Club's totally variabilized wing generator
In keeping with our commitment to make airplane design resources more accessible for everyone, we designed our wing from a series of variables so it may function as a sort of wing generator for a variety of home built airplanes. The Design Team put a lot of work into making sure each variable has a large enough domain to create the desired output for a wide range of different wings, but it is by no means a perfect solution. Every aircraft’s mission will require different wing specifications which may or may not be included in our wing generator. While we are always open to suggestions to improve the adaptability of our design, we recommend that others use it for reference or a rough starting point rather than a finished product. One thing we’ve learned is that designing an aircraft isn’t a linear process but rather a continuous loop of revisions where there is always room for improvement. We have compiled a list of all variables with a short explanation in our Flight Club Onshape Variables spreadsheet in the hope that it may shed some light on our design intent, so anyone interested can easily repurpose our design for their airplane’s mission or pick it up from where we left off to continue the endless cycle of refinement.
*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.