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Posted by DLGjunkyard | Mar 08, 2013 @ 03:59 PM | 34,066 Views
Just to try to simplify a bias fabric layout I decided to take a few pictures.

This goes out to my buddy Clifford11

The glass in these pictures is 1.6 oz and can be handled pretty easy so flipping it over isnt must of a problem. The very loose fabrics and fine weaves are often not handled this way. In the case of the lighter fabrics the wax paper transfer method is often used. The wax paper method is done by cutting out wax paper the same size as your mylars then misting them with 3M 77 spray adhesive.The adhesive sticks the wax paper down on the fabric allowing you to cut and handle the fabric without pulling or disturbing the weave of the fabric. The mylars are then wet out with epoxy , the fabric is laid into the resin and gently the wax paper is removed and your skins are ready for debunking excess epoxy NOTE think about this for a moment. IF wax paper is used in the case of this photo session the bottom skin would have the wax paper stuck to the wrong side of the glass [gets confusing EH? ] iT is, thats why I did this photo session and recommend using slightly heavier than ideal glass for your first few bagged wings [DLG wings often use lighter glass]. Being able to flip fabric over by hand and laying it on the mylars dry keeps things simple. I hope this helps

Phil Barnes also wrote a description along with the reasoning for fabric layups found here: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=736...Continue Reading