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Old Mar 25, 2009, 10:48 PM
"Will Slope For Food"
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Best weight for carbon repair cloth

It is getting to be that time of the year and I want to get my DLG from last summer repaired and flying again. My fuse got busted up and I need to do some repairs to get it back in the air. What weight and cloth should I use?

Thanks for the help!

Steve
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 09:12 AM
Walter Roos
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Hi Steve,
As for myself, I use 3.7 oz cloth or something in that general weight. Piece the fuselage together, and sand where the repair cloth will go, I stick it on the outside using the 3M77 and wax paper method then saturate it, more or less, with thin regular CA. Then I sand the edges to feather them in, and then rub on some medium CA to pretty things up. You can blot up any extra medium CA if you see too much there. After the CA sets, it's hard to see the repairs from a few feet away, somewhat depending on what weave CF cloth you used.

To me Fuselage repair is pretty easy, wing repair --NOT--

walt

PS When I'm doing the first repair on the fuselage, I like to put a strip of 1.7 oz kevlar inside to kind of hold the pieces of CF together for the next crash.
Not exactly positive thinking but practical.
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Old Mar 26, 2009, 05:13 PM
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walt's advice is good, but kind of general in nature, just like your question.

what kind of pod is it? and where is the break and how bad is it? do you have the fabric? got a pic of the damage?

if you need a little bit of fabric I can just send you a piece in an envelope with a stamp. no charge!

no need to order something special and pay all that shipping.
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