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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:02 AM
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Mini Carbon Monocoque

After making my other carbon quad and learning alot about bladders carbon layups etc ive made another ... well almost ..

here is the idea
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:05 AM
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I think you're onto something spectacular. Great-looking airframe.

Keep going until you have some vid. I want to see this one fly.
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:06 AM
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finished cutting both molds , i started with a primer and a 2K paint and this is where it went horridly wrong

ive got the paint mix wrong and its not drying :S

this morning when i looked at the mold the paint appeared hard, but now that its been in the sun for most part of the day the paint has gone soft again ( i sprayed this 3 days ago)
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:07 AM
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the camera cover is done
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:35 AM
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beautiful.
very like
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Plans to make it waterproof?! I'd buy one!
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:07 PM
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Nice I have been waiting for an update on your project. Wish I had the skills to make one of these cool frames
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Old Sep 12, 2013, 09:55 AM
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wish the paint would dry so i could pull the first part !!

looks like im gonna have to scrape it all off :S
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Old Sep 14, 2013, 02:05 PM
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Nice to see you at it again, this one looks awesome
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 02:13 PM
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cheers dewd !!

had to wipe the paint off with a cloth and some thinners ... i think it may have been the paint as it took ages to dry the last time i used it.

still not sure what motors to use, need to swing a 9" prop
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Old Sep 18, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Awesome design!
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 03:15 AM
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sprayed and polished ...

i didnt spend as much time as i should have prepping the primer, so the finish has a few flaws , but i dont think they going to be too distracting. nothing worse than having to do something twice

first layup will be a simple one to see where there are problems ... probably one layer glass and one carbon
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 01:03 PM
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first one is out the mold

@ 160 grams im SUPER chuffed !

layup is :-
1 layer glass
1 layer carbon kevlar
carbon bias strengthen pieces
1 layer carbon

i think it will be under 100 grams once i have the layup right

WOOOT

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Old Sep 20, 2013, 02:05 PM
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I want!! Thats cool, keep us posted on your progress
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Old Sep 20, 2013, 02:06 PM
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Wow!
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