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DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:39 pm

Just finished my new wing im very happy with the result!
More pics on Facebook page South American hydrofoil!
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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:55 pm

Forgot to thanks hawaiis,zfennel,Bille,Bwd and rev head for all the information and good threads! :thumb:

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby Hawaiis » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:17 am

Like minds think alike.
G10 fiberglass 1/4"X5"X21"
Better than many stock fins.
Only thing I would add is anhedral.
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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:57 am

hey hawaiis,
good to see you aroud here!
your wing is full carbón?
Mine ended up beind 12.5 cm x 52cm x 12 mm thick.
it is curing with the last hot coat as we speak!
didi the fins you use as winglets work for you? did you gain stability?

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby Hawaiis » Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:21 am

windfreak74 wrote:hey hawaiis,
good to see you aroud here!
your wing is full carbón?
Mine ended up beind 12.5 cm x 52cm x 12 mm thick.
it is curing with the last hot coat as we speak!
didi the fins you use as winglets work for you? did you gain stability?

It is fiberglass, exactly the same size as yours, only half the thickness at 6mm.
I will put two layers of carbon on it.
Is yours bamboo covered with carbon.
Your carbon look stunning, how did you do it?
The fins work wonders. But the best way is to avoid 90 degree sharp corners. With a smooth anhedral.

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:16 am

thanks!!I did vaccum bagging with a 10cfm vaccum pump.
plain weave on top two layers of 6 0Z carbón and 1 layer of 45+- on bottom 18 oz.
and lots of fiberglas layers in between. very rigid and a Little heavy.
the wing has a 7mm bamboo core wing profile.
on my next wing i will attempt the anhedral but i have to finish the back wing first.
i must try the winglets, just saw the new race wing from alpine it has winglets and looks awesome.

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:39 pm

new strut profile trial test.
i did a v2 of my foil sliding jig and now a get a perfect foil foil section.
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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:44 pm

this jig is very helpful for people that are using 8mm G10 core on struts
profile like cnc

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby Tone » Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:38 pm

do you have any pics of the jig?

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Re: DIY wood/fiberglass/carbon wing

Postby windfreak74 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Hello Tone,
the versión 1 is posted on the first diywooden wings thread started by Hawaiis.
the versión 2 i havent had time to post pictures but soon i will.it has berings and they are centered with the router shaft allowing copy of the exact profile.
the versión 1, the leveling points were off axis and profile was an aproximation.
the explanation is on the thread too on how to do it!
Best regards,
Pedro


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