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Dec 08, 2012, 11:18 PM
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I wonder how much weight the epoxy adds to the wing ?....
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Dec 08, 2012, 11:23 PM
Fiberglass just crashes better
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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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Dec 08, 2012, 11:41 PM
S.L.O.P.E.
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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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Dec 08, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by howsthewind
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)
Dec 08, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dutchydawg1
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
Dec 09, 2012, 12:32 AM
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thats the reason I switched to 3M, epoxy added a lot of weight compared to it.
Dec 09, 2012, 12:36 AM
Just Toss It !!!
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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.
Dec 09, 2012, 12:47 AM
Launching!
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When are we gonna mention to Pismo we didn't use any harder in his batch of epoxy?
Dec 09, 2012, 12:50 AM
Launching!
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Originally Posted by dutchydawg1
I wonder how much weight the epoxy adds to the wing ?....
What Matin said.....
Dec 09, 2012, 12:56 AM
Just Toss It !!!
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Originally Posted by dc812
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......
Dec 09, 2012, 01:00 AM
It's not going to build itself
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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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Dec 09, 2012, 01:05 AM
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Looking good Tom!
Dec 09, 2012, 01:21 AM
It's not going to build itself
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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
Dec 09, 2012, 02:04 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.
Dec 09, 2012, 11:37 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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