Airplanes – Wings – Interior assembly of plywood wing for airlanes

wood wings

  • Bellanca Cruisair – The wing was a relatively high-aspect ratio, all-wood unit that utilized a special Bellanca airfoil. The landing gear retracted Seversky-style, meaning the gear folded straight back – leaving about half of the wheel exposed. The fuselage was traditional rag and tube which enveloped the passengers in a crash cage that looks as if it was designed specifically for running through trees. The foregoing is an accurate description of any and all Bellanca low-wing 14 series designs. The concept hasn’t changed from the Junior to the 1988 Viking (yes, there are 1988 Vikings). It worked then and it works now.