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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:18 PM
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I wonder how much weight the epoxy adds to the wing ?....
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Okay how many Rednecks are there (5-6)? Cuz only see three in the pic's and there seems to be an "examination" room in the back. And aren't those "examination-grade" blue gloves?! What else is happening on your build hook-ups? Brian and Carl are missing, interesting...
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Only four of us and no "moon river" re-enactments! We sheeted four sets of cores today. We'll put LEs on TEs shape and then light glass to suit.

All while we're waiting for our zero fuses!

Greg
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:57 PM
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A little video of our bagging adventure
Dude! You guys work fast!

I once tried putting the whole stack of beds/cores in the vac bag. Ended up with whole lot glued together as the epoxy seeped through and around the edges of the skin (obechi)
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 10:57 PM
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I wonder how much weight the epoxy adds to the wing ?....
Good question! If we'd been thinking we would have done a weigh in before adding epoxy. But we're not too worried about weight!

Greg
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:32 PM
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thats the reason I switched to 3M, epoxy added a lot of weight compared to it.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:36 PM
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I think epoxy soaks the plywood skins less than balsa.
We used two pumps of West Sytems per wing set and most of it stayed in the cup and on the roller.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:47 PM
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When are we gonna mention to Pismo we didn't use any harder in his batch of epoxy?
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I wonder how much weight the epoxy adds to the wing ?....
What Matin said.....
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:56 PM
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When are we gonna mention to Pismo we didn't use any harder in his batch of epoxy?
He'll find out soon enough that he shouldn't argue with us......
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:00 AM
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I shaped my leading and trailing edges today. Was that 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" sweep?
I think I used 3 pumps of west systems for both cores, with some left over. Glad I was in the ballpark.I don't have one of them thar fancy baggin' things so I'm fixin' to Solartex my wings.
Tom
p.s. the Zephyr got fondled a lot at the Thursday night build.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:05 AM
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Looking good Tom!
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:21 AM
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Thanks Greg. Since I don't think I'll make it out to Banning tomorrow, I may get some more done.
Tom
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:04 AM
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I skinned mine with gorilla glue today. Now they look like a layer cake with too much frosting on it. Should be able to get the wings finished tomorrow unless something comes up.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Nice work Guys.
Keep it up. No time for slacking .
You have Zero work to do...


Rubio
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