- Fiberglass Tips
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Task: Worked on aligning the elevators better
by adjusting the rod-end bearings. We also epoxied the reinforcement
strips onto the fiberglass tips.Also realigned the rod for
the trim tab.
noticing the trim push-rod was rubbing against the forward
part of the slot, I decided to bend the rod about 10 degrees.
It worked perfectly!
Tonight we mixed
up the West Sytems expoxy. The mini-pumps sure make getting
the right porportions easy. We clecod every hole and used
cleco clamps between holes to help secure the reinforcement
strips in place.
Here is one of the tips with the reinforcement strips clecod
on and the balsa wood in place. We will later lay 2 layers
of glass and then filler in the open area.
Here is the West Systems epoxy we are using with the mini
pumps. We decided on the Slow hardener (206) to maximize the
A close-up of the
balsa wood end cap. After this cures 2 layers of glass will
be laid and then lots of glass bubble filler which will get
sanded down to final fit.