Lavinu making a part in a mold to be vacuum bagged
John Livingston helps with hot wiring an airfoil shape
Bill Ellison, Jim Kiblinger, Mike Ward working on Vacuum bagging
John Simpkins, Jim Kiblinger, Chris Stokes, Bill Ellison
Bill Elllison and Steve Kozelka wetting out fabic
Jim and Mat,
I'm interested in returning for the Tail-less design weekend; I'll look into the scheduling things out.
Preregistration is required ($125)
Held Saturday and Sunday
Added bonus: If there is enough interest we will also cover the following, Canopy blowing, Airfoil analysis and performance spreadsheets.
Each person will take home a set of DVD movies showing the processes, a CD with a step by step presentation and a printed booklet.
9:00 am get acquainted
9:30 am The properties of carbon, kevlar, carbon and fiberglass cloth.
10:00 am Epoxies and Polyester. What to look for in epoxies, their properties and safety issues.
10:30 am Layup techniques
11:00 am Vacuum bagging
12:00 Lunch -everyone throws $5 in the pot
1:00 pm Hands on, make a vacuum bagged fiberglass part from a mold. Use of wax, PVA and epoxy
2:00 pm Hands on hot wire and bandsaw cutting in foam...find a good use for your battery charger and how to make a bow for hot wiring.
3:30 pm Make a mold in fiberglass from the plugyou just made . A fast efficient method using shrink wrap or latex paint and drywall compound..
5 pm Dinner. Visit Buffet style restaurant close by.
7:30 pm Films and slide shows on the flying and building of the Flying Wings.
Calculating structural strengths in parts made from composites
10:30 am break open the parts made saturday
11:00 pm -Properties of carbon rod and their use in such areas a spars. Movie on spar making.
12:00 Lunch $5 in the pot for lunch
1:00 pm -Repairing fiberglass and Gelcoat
1:30 pm Testing of fiberglass bonding. Samples will be tested.
2:15 Film and discussion on the making of a polyester trailer for the Monarch.
3:00 pm Finish projects. Finish up the part once cured
4:00 pm Questions etc
5:00pm Session ends.
Pre-registration is required ($125).
May 11-13th, 2000
October 8, 9 and 10th, 1999
May 6,7,8th 1999
Phone for information:
Cost of registration is 50% of the cost of the course(s). We accept Visa and Mastercard
Registered participants to date: