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Old Mar 19, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Well Rodger last week after reading your awesome glassing tips for a non sheeted wing I thought about it and it made sence what you were saying. It will be a heavy plane and it would need a bunch of layers to get it where it would need to be strength wise. I did the math and it comes out lighter sheeting it and glassing with one layer of glass vs. multiple layers of glass alone. Sooo last Friday I ordered the sheeting. I had to put the wings aside this weekend while I wait for the wood to arrive but I did get a bunch of little things that needed to get done on the build finished. One was modifying the struts to take the 6" wheel. I am no machinist but I improvised and got it done. Hysol is some amazing stuff. To test it I abused it pretty hard simulating hard landings and side loads and it seems to be pretty solid so we will see. If it breaks I will have to just take it in and have it sweat soldered or welded.
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