Re: Canard update
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One thing I am using for peel ply is Dacron purchased at Fabric Depot. You can get a whole bolt of it for something like $.93 a yard. Also Dacron comes in several different Weave thicknesses so you can choose a silky finish, or a rough finish by the type of Dacron you use. When purchasing the Dacron, make sure it is “Untreated”. I picked up 20 yards of untreated Dacron for $10 during a sale. The only problem I have had is when purchased as a bolt, there is a fold line which can cause problems with a large layup. I end up cutting the fold line out. Also, I have found the finer the weave the easier it is to pull off the peel ply which makes doing large finished parts like fuselage or wings much easier.
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From: Q-LIST@... [mailto:Q-LIST@...] On Behalf Of Mike Dwyer
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 5:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-LIST] Canard update
I tried sheets of peel ply and it was very tough to pull off. I'd stick to the 2" widths.
On Dec 20, 2013 7:40 AM, "Sam Hoskins" <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:
I hope to be peel plying the crap out of this layup. A friend donated a bunch of old Ceconite fabric and I have a test layup going right now. If it pans out, I will try and peel ply the whole surface.
BTW - I seem to recall some testing someone did, and the additional weight was insignificant.. Can't remember where I saw it though.
On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 8:37 PM, Mike Dwyer <q2pilot@...> wrote:
FYI. I used peel ply on the top and bottom of the canard where it will attach to the fuselage. This way you don't have to rough up the glass prior to fuselage attachment.