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Feb 10, 2020, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by MATIN
If you are measuring by volume..... otherwise that's a 'hot' mix!

By weight, it should be 2.35 to 1.
Yup, nice to weight it for small batches!

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Feb 11, 2020, 11:58 PM
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Projects like this are what keep me amped about the hobby after so many years! Love to watch the Masters at work!
Feb 12, 2020, 09:04 AM
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Well success the first fuse has hatched!
We will get a group build thread going shortly.
Feb 12, 2020, 10:20 AM
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Well done, it looks great!!
Feb 12, 2020, 01:29 PM
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The List?

So, has a "list" been started?

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Feb 12, 2020, 01:57 PM
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Very very well done, Congrats to you Matin and the rest of the development crew. A job well done
Feb 12, 2020, 02:22 PM
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Feb 12, 2020, 08:13 PM
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I am in so put me on the list. Will pick up at Brians home.
Feb 12, 2020, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rick T.
I am in so put me on the list. Will pick up at Brians home.
Anybody wanting to sign on needs to look for the Build Thread that TFLG will post shortly.
This thread is meant mainly to share the process of design and manufacture of the molds for those interested in the minutiae!.
Feb 12, 2020, 08:33 PM
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Thanks Matin.��������
Feb 12, 2020, 10:21 PM
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So to round out the process …….

Here are a few images from the session when the first Zephyr46 fuselage was laid up:

The PVA …..

The resin ….

The cloth…..

The brushing….

The splooging….

The conditioning….

The closing…..

The seam rolling….

The curing….

Here’s the first hatch out of the mold ….

And you’ve already seen this image from the next day when the first fuselage popped out of the mold ….

Feb 12, 2020, 10:22 PM
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Now go sign up HERE!! .....

And don't blame me if you don't get one ....... I don't remember who told me what!
Feb 13, 2020, 12:29 AM
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How do you guys do a template for the pattern to cut the glass? I can never get it that close and am always f*ing around trying to trim the green glass before closing. Really a PITA!

What are the glass layers in the lay-up?

Thanks for posting all that you have, Matin!

-= Dave
Feb 13, 2020, 01:34 AM
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Joe will never forgive me for revealing his secret .....but he's partial to long grain Basmati rice.

Feb 13, 2020, 03:49 AM
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That is so simple and damn clever!

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