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Old Jan 16, 2013, 04:27 AM
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Thanks Josh.

I still have not figured out how I'm going to block the drilling guide holes in the fuse mould before laying up a part. If I don't, the inflation bladder will blow the layup out the holes.

The only way I can think of is to machine up a short length of the 10 mm steel bright rod with a square, flat face to fit the wing root face nicely. Then, it will have to be retained somehow outside the mould. Maybe if I cut these lengths of steel rod to the correct length to fit under the clamps. The clamps will be short lengths of RHS steel with threaded rod outside the mould. I might need shims to adjust them (the stubs of steel mandrel) to the correct height. And also, some tacky tape, or teflon tape wound round them to prevent them dropping in and delaminating the layup. It will be a bit of a fiddle, but possible.

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