Go the the YellowAirplane Home Page

Building the Pitts Wings

The nearly completed lower left wing


Pitts Builder Page    *     Pitts Action Pictures    *    Yellow Airplane Museum Index

Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek

Previous Pic
Pitts Builders Home
Next Pic


Now that the leading edge cover is on, there is a small portion of the leading edge remaining to be covered.  

The problem here is that it is a complex curve meaning there are curves in more than one plane.  The wooden leading edge cover has a simple curve and was relatively easy to make using a piece of wood.   Some builders still use wood for this complex curve area, the wing tip leading edge faring, but most builders use fiberglass.

A little closer look at the wing will reveal that Brent used 3 compression ribs, 5 truss ribs, 1 shorter truss rib, along with 7 nose ribs (under the leading edge cover) and one short nose rib.  When you look at two lower wings and one full-size upper wing, that's a lot of ribs.  You can figure that you can make only one rib per jig per day. 


Aircraft Construction Books
Aircraft Construction Videos
Experimental Aircraft and Aircraft Parts for Sale
Airplane Calendars

Books on Mechanical Properties of Solids

Yellow Airplane Home Base

Airplane Construction Books

Airplane Construction Videos

Sports Cars for Sale

Airplane Calendars

Aviation Books

Aviation Videos

Airplane Models

Aviation Exhibit 

Aircraft Museum List

(Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter Listing

To the Main Entrance of the Yellow Airplane StoreGo to the Stores Front Door

Home Base (  ) ( Adventures )
Airplane Books Acoustic Guitars Model Ships )
Airplane Models ( Aircraft Calendars ) Camaros for Sale
( Airplane Movies  )   ( Video Games )  


   Write to the Webmaster  

AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com    Best Aviation Sites Airplane Web Sites   



="../Exhibits/WWII_B-17_The_Powerful_Poodle/1-John_Story_B-17_Flyingfortress.htm" startspan -->/WebSite/Pitts/build/Pitts_wings_16.html../Exhibits/WWII_B-17_The_Powerful_Poodle/1-John_Story_B-17_Flyingfortress.htm" 43836"