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Old 02-04-2005, 10:19 PM
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this is a pretty basic question here, but are you just using regualar carbon fiber matting? or is there a place that makes a certain kind most of you are using?
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Old 02-05-2005, 08:44 PM
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The CF we use to make RC parts is a CF weave, available in various weights (measured in ounces per square yard). I use a lot of 6 ounce Carbon Fiber to make parts. I order mine from Wicks in Highland IL. http://www.wicksaircraft.com/ becasue they are close and I get it the next day. I have not found a source to buy it retail over the counter.
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Old 02-05-2005, 11:27 PM
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thanks alot, not as expensive as i was expecting, what are you using for the epoxy? or is it just regular type epoxy
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Yes, you can use regular hobby shop epoxy. Not the 5-minute kind as this sets up too fast. 30 minute is OK, but for large projects where it may take an hour or so to make up the part, I generally use a longer set time. I buy it by the gallon at the local boat store.
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ah ok, thanks alot
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Check out www.cstsales.com. They have carbon tissue .2 oz, .5 oz and they have carbon fabric from 2.4 oz to 10.9 oz.
They also have tapes, braided sleves and more.

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