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Old Nov 28, 2006, 04:17 AM
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I like the idea of using the pre cured laminate as a covering. Was flicking through a model magazine the other day and saw a large scale turbine powered Hawker Hunter that used a built up ply wing with something called Proskin as a stressed skin bonded on with PU (Gorilla) glue. I recognised the Proskin from my days building high powered medical imaging equipement. It's an epoxy/ glass laminate known as FR4 used as an electrical insulation and is available in big sheets from 0.1mm thicknesses up. Mechanical properties are excelllent as there is a minimum of resin and the manufacturing gives a very consistant thickness and smooth gloosy finish. Something else to add to the 'must try that' list!
Joe, can you explain how you did the LE and TE of your fins using the pre cured epoxy glass?
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