Re: Slightly warped thinking
We like to make mountains outta molehills... and then never git the plane built.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Lay the damn bulkhead down on a flat surface, glass it, cover it with Saran wrap, put weights on it and leave it for a day
Flip it over and do the other side.
From: n7188u <n7188u@...>
To: Q-LIST <Q-LIST@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 8:17 am
Subject: [Q-LIST] Re: Slightly warped PVC foam
Thanks to all for the tips. I will follow suit.
I was building a Cozy IV back in the early 2Ks so I have a nice flat table with a very nice glass table on top of it (a table we were throwing away at that time). It makes for a nice surface which can be easily cleaned.
Now, I remember doing flat layups were I would use dabs of 5-min epoxy to hold down the foam and for the life of me I can't remember how I would un-stick the panel afterwards. I tried a few scraps yesterday which resulted in destruction of the foam. I don't know if it is because the epoxy is different (doubtful) or because I am doing something different or because I am dreaming that I actually did that :)
In any case, the number of warped panels is small and they come from the Cozy days (old). Since the Q1 has a couple of layups for funny 3D bend pieces of foam (in which case it would be of some advantage to start with a flat piece of foam) then I am going to get a couple new panels to see how they look and save the older panels for smaller truly flat and more manageable parts.
Thanks again for the feedback,