Notice how the feathers converge on a single point and how the ends are fairly evenly spaced. These instructions were very clear and very useful. Picture 6 shows the wing obliquely from above so that you can see where the whole feathers from the back of the wing join the stripped feathers on the front.
The top triangle is attached to the longest spar on the wing. About 2-3kg.
For the rest of my costume I wore white sunglasses, white Converse, white Ted Baker trousers and Mike and Matt helped me cover myself in white body paint. I am somewhat of a perfectionist and wanted to make the wings the best that they could be, hence I spent around 70 hours on them.
I had previously checked I wasn't allergic to the tape by walking around for a day with a bit on my arm under my t-shirt.
Check that it allows the full flexion and extension of the wing before letting the glue set. These are about 2mm by 20mm but it doesn't matter exactly. You might need to hold them apart or prop them whilst they dry so they don't stick together.
I often cut these off but on the wing this part of the feather needs to be covered by other feathers either way. You might not see this, but where did you find the feathers? This is on the front side of the wing; that is, on the top side of the snails' bodies. I then made three loops the same as I did for the hinges but straightened the legs out so that they looked like omegas.
With the pliers wind one end around the top of the ring once then glue the other end securely to the top-side of the shorter spar see picture 1.
The first image shows what you are aiming to make. I used a screwdriver with a bradawl attachment for making the holes in the card and plywood. I then ran a string diagonally from the largest snails head to a point near the beginning of the long bamboo strut and tied and glued each end so that the string was taught. This very hing somewhat extends when it's.. Fasten the first two at either end of the short spar, the third at the inside end of the long spar and the fourth a quarter of the way along a quick way to work this out is to take a piece of string the length of the spar and fold it half twice.
Now we will cover the frame in fabric. Choose wings you like the look of and keep the pictures for later. Position them with the bamboo inside the rings and glue and bind them tightly like you did with the hinge.
Dividing 3 by 9 gives a ratio of 0. The base plate is then tied to the upper strut of the wings with lots of string and then glued to stop the knots coming undone.