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03-05-2014, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

I couldn't find my old homemade hotwire cutter. ...

I couldn't find my old homemade hotwire cutter. (an old battery charger, a block of wood, two copper pipes, and a guitar string worked just fine for many moons...)
This is a small investment that...
02-18-2014, 11:48 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

Year Six I think ?? Clear packing tape is...

Year Six I think ??

Clear packing tape is not very good in compression but applied around the periphery like this it works very well in shear.
There are no internals here. By taping this up for...
05-24-2013, 11:04 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

Crude initial hand layup 410 grams or 14.5 Ounces...

Crude initial hand layup 410 grams or 14.5 Ounces or 0.9 lb
Part looks great. Still stiffening up a bit.
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05-23-2013, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulld...

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05-22-2013, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

Less is more.... ...

Less is more....
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05-21-2013, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

So strong they’re scary and so light it makes you...

So strong they’re scary and so light it makes you look twice when you pick one up…
Al/GRP Laminated D-box Leading Edges

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01-13-2013, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulld...

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01-13-2013, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

These leading edges should be nice and light. ...

These leading edges should be nice and light.
All they have to do is deflect air over the spar.
...
01-11-2013, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulld...

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01-10-2013, 08:21 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulld...

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing%20Development/010913/Markup_zps0ce6124d.jpg
01-10-2013, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

550 grams or 19.4 ounces or 1.2 lbs - room for...

550 grams or 19.4 ounces or 1.2 lbs - room for improvement


http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing%20Development/010913/P9280012_zps086ae9e1.jpg...
01-08-2013, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

Upper Wing Skin #1 I wonder if I could...

Upper Wing Skin #1

I wonder if I could introduce a two part pourable closed cell urethane foam into the brass fittings and get it to react slowly enough to avoid voids...maybe at a 2lb/ft^3...
01-08-2013, 05:38 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

Here's a new idea... ...

Here's a new idea...

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01-08-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 231
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Posted By Slow & Low

Happy New Year Everyone !! ...and this year...

Happy New Year Everyone !!

...and this year should prove to be an exceptional one :)

The most common question I get is how much detail do you lose.
My standard answer is don't breath on your...
12-22-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 231
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Posted By Slow & Low

This is the intended configuration of the lower...

This is the intended configuration of the lower tool during layup. As you can see, the leading edge will be integral with the lower skin. I will try one with a spar that straddles the joint between...
12-21-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

A little dusty and a little worse for wear, I...

A little dusty and a little worse for wear, I think I might just keep this plug hanging around like the hero it is....what a brave little soul :)...
12-19-2012, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Slow & Low

All trimmed up, clean and waxed. Here's a...

All trimmed up, clean and waxed.

Here's a tip - keep your bench waxed up good.
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/121912/P9060010_zps73a9046d.jpg...
12-11-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

I’ll fix the broken flange pretty quickly, but...

I’ll fix the broken flange pretty quickly, but what you see is what you get. (prying with a screw still in place)

Everything worked out great !! (but I have some new ideas for next time…)
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12-10-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 231
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Posted By Slow & Low

Merry Christmas to me... ...

Merry Christmas to me...

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/121012/P8280011.jpg

Tomorrow we look inside. :)
12-09-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

Wings Now more nights than I remember, Did...

Wings

Now more nights than I remember,
Did I bow to Glory’s charms.
Tonight My Lady smiles on me,
With bread in open arms.

Lo my world breaks open,
Dawning stairs that weren’t there,
Each...
12-07-2012, 06:20 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

hmmmm - is that a light at the end of the tunnel...

hmmmm - is that a light at the end of the tunnel that I see ??

Note that I've overlapped the upper and lower sections to ensure that there is a guaranteed alignment along the leading edge. If you...
12-03-2012, 03:26 AM
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Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

Removed the clay and formers. Next it's leading...

Removed the clay and formers.
Next it's leading edge sections.
Got a hand flipping the mould - GTG again :)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/120212/P8200003-1.jpg...
12-02-2012, 10:15 AM
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Posted By Slow & Low

I’ll let this set up overnight and tomorrow we’ll...

I’ll let this set up overnight and tomorrow we’ll have just the leading edge sections to go.

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/120212/P8200003.jpg
...
12-02-2012, 05:16 AM
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Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

coming along.... ...

coming along....

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/120212/P8190003-1.jpg
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/120212/P8190004-1.jpg...
12-02-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

I like pictures - hopefully you do to...if not,...

I like pictures - hopefully you do to...if not, close your eyes, right....now

Continuous Strand Surface Veil
6 Oz Tape
9 Oz Cloth
West Systems 105 w/slow hardener
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12-01-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

High Wear Resistance Room Temp Surface Coat...

High Wear Resistance Room Temp Surface Coat (150g)

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12-01-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

Lower Wing Centre Section - Ready To Mould ...

Lower Wing Centre Section - Ready To Mould

Fear not my fine flying friends, we march ever closer…. :)


http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/Two_Bulldog/Wing/113012/P8180004.jpg
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11-25-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

Spent some time organizing my new work area and...

Spent some time organizing my new work area and got a good jump on the next mould section today. The rest of the basement is clear and I hope to put some work stations along the walls to support kit...
10-22-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

Someone who no longer needed it, shipped me one...

Someone who no longer needed it, shipped me one of these today. Top Flite Part Number TOPA1774
I promise to give it a good home and I can't wait to have a look.
...
10-21-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,854
Posted By Slow & Low

If you drop by the shop for a coffee, I'll put...

If you drop by the shop for a coffee, I'll put you to work... lol
Next, the lower centre section will be cast separate from the remaining two leading edge sections.
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