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by opie
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

What direction were the fibers? How many layers of what weight cloth?
by opie
Mon May 07, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Hydrofoil
Topic: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!
Replies: 10
Views: 6097

Re: Nailed some tacks today, feels great!

Pathetic first attempts is exactly the place to start. That's how I got to where I am now, the pathetic 500th attempt.
by opie
Tue May 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: Boogie
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

Re: Boogie

TomW wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:51 pm
I put 3x 200g uni D cf, 150mm wide on both sides of my latest build and that was bombproof.
Kinda sacrilege to use carbon on a boogie board.....
By "both sides" you mean top and bottom? Under the twill?
by opie
Tue May 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts
Replies: 9
Views: 5427

Re: T-Tails on 50 and 70 cm masts

Thanks for posting your results. :thumb:

Do you think the vertical surface area is making all of the difference, or does raising the stab out of the front wing turbulence have something to do with it?
by opie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Now we're talking!
by opie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

I go as often as possible. You know me. I am Chris, the guy who learned to foil as a beginner kiter a couple seasons ago on a Liquid Force foil and Cloud kites. Last year i had shoulder surgery but I 'll be there lots this year. I'll reintroduce myself when I see you. :)
by opie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Other reason is that my DIY mast needs Tuttle as well, so will be the same method but mast will be inserted in the orange Tuttle box, bolted and gel or Epoxy poured in with heaps of carbon. Easy. My first mast didn't come out straight. I thought I had it set right but apparently not. I need to work...
by opie
Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Cr10 printer, so 10 or 11 inch sections glued together with acrylic glue. Three sections each for fuse, mast, and the 32" wing I am printing now.
by opie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

:) I've got a bag of Fix-it-all in the garage ready for my next attempt at a mold. I am considering trying to make a copy of my Go Foil mast when it arrives. I also like Dirk's "dirty mold" method. It seems like I could strengthen them with pour foam. Anyway, in the meantime, with the PLA molds I am...
by opie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Gear Builders
Topic: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?
Replies: 47
Views: 17418

Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

No idea what you mean by "water cooling pipe channel", Google was no help. I expect printing the model and making a mold from that is the most effective method. I just don't have the skills to make molds yet. I've had two or three failure's, I need more practice. The Pla mold is the first method I'v...

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