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IKEA Wings

Postby direnc » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi Guys,

I was curious if I could make some wings out of some stuff you can find at IKEA. I built a front wing from a bamboo chopping board, which turned out fine. I glassed it, but I am sure it's strong enough to fly without any glass.

I also built a front wing and a few back wings from a plastic IKEA chair. I was not sure if it would fly, but it does fly. I bit sketchy when going faster and a bit roll unstable, but flies despite the dihedral and curvy tips. I only made a 3d printed part to set the angle of incidence of the wing to zero degrees, and sharpened the trailing edge.

Below are the photos:
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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby loco4viento » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:08 pm

That looks fantastic
Nice work

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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby SolarSet » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:53 am

Some vids when you fly this?

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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby direnc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:04 pm

No videos, but here are gps tracks:

The bamboo chopping board wing:
gps track ikea chopping board.png
The chair wing:
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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby direnc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:14 pm

I left the foil at a kiteschool, and had my friend there shoot a small video with it. I got the files via whatsapp, so the resolution is low. Here it is:
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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby faklord » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:07 pm

Class!
Can we have a peak at your board as well? Looks like that might be equally interesting?

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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby dice » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:18 pm

How important is it to get the dimensions/shape exactly right?
Can you just make some shape out of wood that looks like a foil wing and get away with it?
Or is it really important to get the shape exactly right?

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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby kiterocky » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:22 pm

N1..

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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby direnc » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:31 pm

dice wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:18 pm
How important is it to get the dimensions/shape exactly right?
Can you just make some shape out of wood that looks like a foil wing and get away with it?
Or is it really important to get the shape exactly right?
Not really important for a recreational foil IMO. Anything that resembles a wing and has a somewhat hydrodynamic profile will fly.
I once shaped a wing out of 18mm thick construction plywood, only applied epoxy to seal the wood. Not only it flew, it was strong enough for my body weight of 80kg. I liked the wing and later gave it a coat of fiberglass though... Here is a pic of that wing, without glass:
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Re: IKEA Wings

Postby direnc » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:39 pm

faklord wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:07 pm
Class!
Can we have a peak at your board as well? Looks like that might be equally interesting?
The board, from top to bottom has this composition:
  • 200g glass
    4mm plysood
    18mm XPS insulation foam with 18mm paulownia plank in the middle area
    4mm plywood bottom rail
    400g glass
It's about 145 x 50 cm, with lots of nose rocker. Thanks to the embedded plank of wood, it's super stiff.
Here are some pictures:
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