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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #100 on: April 10, 2018, 09:55:51 AM »

Wing halves joining has started.
I want to say that I do not expect to have absolute success at the first try. All I want to achieve is to learn as much as possible from this.

First thig to do is to glue the cups for the take apart system in place. I am using the root mold plate to do that in conjunction with some aligning blocks.

Pictures say the rest of the story. The finish position alignment is within .003-.005in
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #101 on: April 10, 2018, 10:42:30 AM »
Looking good Traian!
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2018, 06:31:02 AM »
I just closed the wing mold last night. I hope it will be good. I do have some expectations but what I do not expect is a perfect part. When I pullet ha part out of the bag I noticed that the foam grabbed and puled the outer layer of carbon below the parting line and this is a lost part. I am already anticipating the result and I considering changes in the layout.
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2018, 11:25:19 AM »
What's the ultimate goal with theses things, are you going to sell them or just make a few for the wow factor.
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »
Long story short
Wing is ok but I have to work on layout techniques a little.
The weight is lower than expected and it tipped the scale at 127g thatís 4.5oz for this panel.
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2018, 08:45:31 AM »
I cannot say how excited I am with this last result. I have been hovering around that wing all weekend long. I have spots in the wing where the outer layer of carbon was dragged below the parting line and I have bad structure in the LE of the wing. I have added a piece of carbon on the outside to repair the area but this wing is just for testing.

Now for changes in techniques:
1: On the TE, I am returning to the flat unidirectional carbon.
2: In the flaps hinge area there are two pieces that form the corner. I will hinge the two pieces together to have better handling of the components nicer harder better strength corner.
3: I made a tool with 6 blades 3mm distance in between the blades to score cut the foam in the hard turning areas.
4: In the wing, I want to add a couple of foam ribs to stiffen the skin a little bit more.

So tonight, I am prepping the stuff and tomorrow I mold the wing and stab shells. This time around, the goal is to make a perfect laid wing and stab with no flaws and weights close to the lightest parts I have made to date.
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2018, 09:10:49 AM »
When done I hope it flies as good as it looks.   Your workmanship is amazing!   y1   #^   H^^
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2018, 08:05:02 AM »
Thank you John

More prep tonight and tomorrow I have to go and put the stuff in the mold. Wish me luck. A friend of mine once said "I take luckover skill anytime".
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Re: REvolutions
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2018, 10:08:56 AM »
After discussions with some friends of mine, we came with some great ways to work out the remaining problems to deal with the issues that came up during the layout of the first part.
I had to adjust a few templates that cu the foam and carbon and I managed to cut prep all the stuff. Because of that, the prep took forever but I pushed through and ended up going to bed at 1pm.
I am finally ready go to the Moon now.  #^
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