The Wing

The Monocoupe 110 wing is 32 feet long with a 5 foot chord and is a solid piece.  There are 26 ribs.  18 ribs are “A” ribs, which are the largest.  There are two each of size “B”, “C”, “D” and “E”.  The B through E ribs are all different sizes, each sequentially smaller creating the unique shape of the wing tips.  Although the 18 A ribs are the same size, there are many different flavors depending on location on the wing: root, compression, plain, aileron area, etc.  In addition, there are 30 nose ribs and 8 tail ribs which are located between the 32 primary ribs.