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Archive for July, 2009
Posted by Iwanufly | Jul 26, 2009 @ 09:42 PM | 3,982 Views
Finally I have popped the first wedgee out and i'm fairly happy with it all.
I had a few problems with water in the airlines when I sprayed the paint but it look OK on the outside.
The carbon spar caps and reinforcements show thru the yellow paint but I can live with that.
Just glad it all released from the mould really well.

It should weigh around 850 - 900 grams (30 - 32oz) and have a wing loading around 16 - 18 oz/ft2.

Oops got the weight wrong, I wish I could read my scales properly!!

It actually weighs just under 600 grams (21oz) and has a wing loading around 11.4oz/ft2 and about 17oz/ft2 ballasted.


I still have to mould the new larger fin and cut the elevons out, but it's getting real close to flying now.

Posted by Iwanufly | Jul 18, 2009 @ 10:05 PM | 4,164 Views
After a lot of work i have finally finished the moulds and layed up the first one last night.
Can't wait to join it and pop it out but i'll have to patient and not get it out too soon.
Going to leave it in the bag for a couple of days first.

Also have a new larger fin plug to finish and mould. The first fin was way to small, don't know what I was thinking. New one looks better anyway IMO.

I hope this thing flies good after all this work.

I would like to have a couple of these for the Manilla Slope Fest in September, fingers crossed.