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Old Feb 08, 2013, 06:13 PM
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The lazy method - Carbon Spar Caps

I am wanting to cap my spars in the center section with carbon and have found the numerous postings that discuss the process. The plane has a relatively small spar cap (3/8x1/8) and I noticed that I can just a replacement piece of carbon with the same size as the bass spar caps, therefore avoiding the gluing and fitting process.

Two main questions -

1. Why not just replace the bass spar cap witth the carbon one vs. laminating the carbon tape? Too much added weight? Cost?
2. Does a nostalgia class plane get disqualified using a solid carbon spar cap?

I am about to order the carbon and just wanted some feedback on this idea before I push the order button.

Thank you for any input.

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