|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 4):|
just wondering what an average total price would be
|Quoting KELPkid (Reply 9):|
On WWII birds, in many cases wood and fabric control surfaces were done in an effort to spare valuable war material (like metals).
|Quoting Vzlet (Reply 11):|
I'm under the impression that fabric (or other lightweight material) is used primarily for the anti-flutter balance-related reason that Bobster2 mentioned.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 14):|
I remember the Piper PA18 used to have warm Linseed oil poured into the Metal Frames prior to Fabric coating as a Corrosion preventive measure.
|Quoting Erj-145mech (Reply 17):|
During WWII there were two fighters built with metal covered control surfaces, one was pre war designed and built.
They were the P-38 and the P-47.
|Quoting N231YE (Reply 3):|
I know WWII aircraft such as the Vought F4U Corsair had fabric control surfaces...they were designed that way to be lighter on the controls.