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Old 10-14-2019, 09:23 AM
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Looking great Paul!
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Old 10-15-2019, 02:12 PM
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Man....this thread is so full of win!!!

We got a few good ones going on here on RCU!
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:22 PM
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The forward fuselage is starting to take shape. This has probably been the biggest and most complex part that I've molded so far. It took a few hours on each half to spray the primer and lay up the glass/ carbon. I struggled with holding a vacuum on the first part, so that half was effectively done without vacuum bagging, but I got a good vacuum with the second half. Both halves looked like they came out well, although I haven't pulled them out of the molds. Fingers crossed for when I join them together.

I have started to cut out and dry-fit the internal structure. Now just waiting on more custom plywood before I can progress much further. Nose wheel steering and nose gear door servo mounts integrated into the structure, along with a ballast mounting tray.












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Old 10-19-2019, 01:19 PM
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Hi Paul,
Are the formers balsa/carbon/balsa sandwich?

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Old 10-19-2019, 01:48 PM
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Ply with Lazer burning ��
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Old 10-19-2019, 01:52 PM
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Dave's correct. Just plywood.

However, it is custom made, MIL-spec, 5-ply all birch plywood with melamine glue to make it laser cutter compatible.Works out at about $4 per sq.ft, which is way cheaper than hobby prices.

Home - Aircraft Plywood Mfg.

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Old 10-20-2019, 12:31 AM
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Wow the black burn fooled me into thinking it was a carbon fiber sandwich setup. Thanks Dave!
5-ply Birch is excellent. I have two sheets of 8'x2' sheet and they just like gold to me. Wonderful stuff. Pity we do not get that stuff in my location.
Thanks again.
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I finished the forward fuselage and pulled it from the mold. Initially it looked good, but I found a few surface voids on the lower half which wasn't properly vacuum bagged. I think with some filler it should be usable, at least for the prototype. Otherwise, I am happy and it feels relatively light coming in at 2lb 2oz.

Going to spend some time cleaning it up and I'll probably spray another coat of primer to seal it all in and make it look reasonable.









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Old 11-04-2019, 08:05 AM
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Wou! Perfect work and result.
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Paul, you are my hero man!!

I bow to the power!
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