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10-07-2002, 03:21 AM
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cf formers

Over a couple years maybe. It guess its not much different than other internal formers like a firewall or servo tray on edge against the fuse lamination. What helps is the CF tow bands dont see...
10-05-2002, 11:17 PM
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Fiberglass fuse construction

I can’t speak for this particular paint-in-mold job because it was done by Harold Sattler of H&M Racing for the individual who purchased my PTX Vector molds. Harold does this work full time making...
10-04-2002, 09:33 PM
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Fiberglass fuse construction

Sounds sexy doesnt it? All I mean is, by having the presence of a paint coat against the mold, the subsequent cloth layup can be very lean in terms of resin saturation because there is no concern of...
09-23-2002, 06:04 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Fiberglass fuse construction

PS - surface curves & bumps like cheek cowls increase rigidity with low weight penalty & also helps increase drag. Guess that explains why they never caught on with glider guys :D
09-23-2002, 05:52 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Fiberglass fuse construction

Latest version (my molds, not my layup). Full color scheme painted in the molds thereby allowing RSR (resin sucking rampage).
09-23-2002, 05:48 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Fiberglass fuse construction

partial carbon variation
09-23-2002, 05:47 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Fiberglass fuse construction

glass version with gear install
09-23-2002, 05:45 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Fiberglass fuse construction

plain jane glass layup
09-23-2002, 05:42 AM
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Posted By ptxman

Re: Fiberglass fuse construction

Composite pattern/aerobatic models have unique & challenging requirements. The layup sequence is usually a compromise of many (& sometimes conflicting) parameters: cost, manual effort, target weight,...
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