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Old Jan 06, 2010, 09:27 PM
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inanimate carbon rod, hooray!

OK, I bought some 1mm x 3mm carbon fiber rod, but I'm unsure how to mount it on the nose.

Should I cut a wide shallow channel 3mm wide and 1mm deep, and lay the rod down flat along the nose? That will conform to the curve of the nose, but I'm not convinced that will actually strengthen it, since the rod bends on that axis and it won't resist left/right bending of the nose.

Or should I cut a narrow deep channel 1mm wide and 3mm deep? On this axis the rod is very stiff and so it won't conform to the curve of the nose. I'd have to cut the channel very deep (much deeper than 3mm) in the areas of biggest nose curvature, the mount the rod inside it without any flex.

Hopefully those descriptions make sense. It's hard to put into words, but if you done a CF nose reinforcement before then hopefully you understand what I mean.
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