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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Molded DLG TE

Hi Phil and Tom
Thanks for your replies. I had always cut my Rohacell to go to the TE so I will look at leaving it short of the TE to allow more room.

I have attached a photo of a flapperon and it appears as if they have sanded/cut the inner disser+skin and some of the core material after the skin has been cured in the mold.
The TE past the edge of the inner glass+diseer skin is certainly the core material and not just splooge.

I imagine they are using some sort of mechanical setup with a sanding drum or plane to trim the inner skin and core material to below the parting plane and then joining as per usual.
Just hoped someone had seen how this was done as I imagine that it may be a "why didn't I think of that" kind of idea.

Certainly all the European production planes are built like this so it must be fast and easy I imagine.

Love the term cellulitis BTW.

best regards
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