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Old Dec 04, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Fuse layups and tests

Thanks for everyones help, that has helped me get to where I am at today.

Now that i have two real layups in my new fuse trying to get weights down. I am looking for some ideas about AUW weights and Fuses.

With the weights guys are coming in at, 38 to 44 grams. Does this include the Horizontal riser?

Once a riser is glued on if it is separate, what does beginning and ending weight ?

also, how much weight is it taking in the nose to balance these other gliders once all the gear and wing is installed? I want to add strength weight in fabric and not nose weight.

I have Made two fuses, #1 came in at 65g out of the mold and was rock solid 20g overweight.

#2 came In 55g with a different layup configuration using 1.7 Kevlar 0-90 full length inner, 3.7 uni to front wing bolt with a 14" 3.7 doubler at saddle area, and two layers of 3 ounce in the nose.

#3.....soon to come-
Waiting on some 4.1 HM,
I will use .75FG as a inner binder-

and should be lighter then the 3.7uni and the 1.7 kevlar as # 2 used
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