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Yak-55 in fiberglass

Old 08-25-2006, 10:17 PM
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Default Yak-55 in fiberglass

Was looking at my now crooked and ugly and heavy Yak (after 2 years of flying on he same airframe), and am now waiting for another Yak sale and hobby lobby.

I was considering using the new kit to trace out parts and make it in fiberglass, say 3/4 ounce cloth, and just using the fiberglass panels to make a fiberglass yak.

Has anyone done anything like this? Any thoughts or considerations? Should I try it with one ounce?

I have plenty of epoxy, all west systems, and know how to work with it. I think that it would be around the same weight as a regular yak, but alot more durable. All parts would be glued using small epoxy fillets or something similiar as I know epoxy builds up easy.

OR second option

using 1/2 ounce or lighter fiberglass cloth, I cover structural parts of the Yak (ie bottom and motor mount area, wingtips and carbon fibre spar, and tail section)
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Old 08-27-2006, 02:25 AM
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just take the new yak kit and trace and cut out 10 more out of blucore. when you tear one up build another
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Old 01-06-2022, 01:45 PM
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I'd go for the second option if I were you.
Seems like the easier and quickest alterative.
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