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Old 12-28-2005, 03:52 AM
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I picked up a short piece of carbon fiber fabric from Tap Plastics to use for reinforcing foam parts. I have also pulled some of the strands out to use as stiffeners for foam wings. My problem is that this is a very thick fabric, and the only one the local store carries.

Does anyone know of a source of the really thin stuff? I would like to try it out in molding hatches and canopies.

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Old 12-28-2005, 05:57 AM
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:21 AM
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Thanks Hoppy

I was hopping for a little lighter CF fabric, but might try the light glass fabric first.
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I saw your post after I was looking for something similar. This wasnt what I needed, but it might work for you - I hope I am not breaking rules by pointing to RCGroups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460383

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I saw your post after I was looking for something similar. This wasnt what I needed, but it might work for you - I hope I am not breaking rules by pointing to RCGroups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460383

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Old 01-10-2006, 03:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Secret Squirrel View Post
I saw your post after I was looking for something similar. This wasnt what I needed, but it might work for you - I hope I am not breaking rules by pointing to RCGroups.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=460383

I dont know the guy, just saw the thread and was trying to be helpful
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Thanks SS, but I'm looking for a cloth that I can use over larger areas lime the fuse bottom.
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:02 AM
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My bad. I googled for Carbon Fiber Cloth and got
http://www.shopmaninc.com/carbonpage.html
and www.carb.com

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Good, but looking for lighter than the listed 5oz fabric.

This site has a 2.9 oz (open weave) fabric that I might try...


http://www.acp-composites.com/acp-sbwf.htm
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Rahtware,
Here is a link to what your looking for in light caron fiber fabric. These guys have a lot to choose from. It even comes in colors.. Hope this helps.
http://www.arts-hobby.com/store/item...id=1&pcatid=50
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The problem with light weight carbon cloth is the size of the tow. There is no tow under 300 count(i tnink), there for no light weight colth like 1 oz glass cloth. The light weight stuff has open weave, i.e. the tow are space out more to get the weight down, so it looks more like a screen. Also carbon is lighter than glass, so the 2oz carbon cloth will have the look of a 4-5 oz glass cloth. The lighter carbon cloth usually came with a paper backing(carrier) to keep the carbon cloth together.
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