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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Hey Ian-

DS= go round in circles while pulling 40 g.

Kevlar is a high tenacity fiber which means when it re-kits itself, you will likely have fewer parts.
Kevlar weaknesses:
1. hard to machine/sand/cut
2. does not bond to resin in a similar way to glass or carbon, more of a encapsulation.
3. poor compression strength!!!

If you want if for the bottom of the fuse for abrasion, fine.
Do no put it as a wing skin in a DS airplane as it will crease and buckle on the top of the wing skin( most likely) and your broken taco will fly off course at ballistic speeds...

What part do you want to make?
How are you planning the main spar and fuse lay-up to handle the massive bending loads they will see?

Let us know what help you need.
Cheers,
Scott
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