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Old 05-03-2004, 10:07 PM
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Hi everyone ,

I'm building a Ziroli Panther and going to powered it with turbine and now just get to the wings . Due to the tremendous wing loading with turbine powered I intended to build the wings with fully composite .... Would like to know what are the advantages of fully composite or should I just moulded them right out of glass/epoxy and carbon fiber .... Since I'm new to composite stuff ,would like to get as much informations as I could so I can go on and do some experimenting before get into doing the real parts .... What are the difference between reinforced the wing skin with Honeycomb Nomex and Coremats ,what about weight issues and such as structural strength ... Or any other materials to do it with and what are the advantage and disadvantage of them ....
Any inputs will be welcome and greatly appreciated ,
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Old 05-03-2004, 10:44 PM
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Hi

I would avoid a trial composite wing on a turbine since it would be an expensive expieriment.

It would work but it would take some layups to get a strong light hollow composite wing.

This model concept is 11 years old in the pic. Still works great.

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