I worked the weave so that the fabric was tight around the front and then hand sewed the trailing edges together. Best to start from the centre and stitch out to the sides to keep it symmetrical. Some people use a light spray of of tacky placement glue. I would recommend preparing some stiff sheet and clamps to apply around the vacuum layers around the trailing edge to keep the unsupported excess tapered and in-line.SaulOhio wrote: ↑Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:51 pmI'm working on my first 3d printed stabilizer. My machine isn't big enough to do a full wing, and I'm even printing the stab in 6 parts. Just finished printing up the first section this morning. It seemed to take about 50% longer than the software predicted. PLA and its going to be covered in carbon. So far I've only made molds with my CNC machine and laid up carbon. Any tips on getting the carbon fiber to stay close on the leading edge while under vacuum? I want to wrap is close so the carbon cloth is continuous from the top to bottom sides.
I've tried industrial electrical tape in the past with bad results. Maybe the wider hobby rolls could work so long as the stickiness doesn't transfer(expecially under curing heat) to the piece you are working on.
I think it is a fast light print, more suited to a plane's wing.kobajagrande wrote: ↑Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:08 amHi guys,
very new in this diy world, so of course I made a mistake while printing the front wing in 3d. As you can see on the picture it doesn`t have a desired shape, it is slightly bended on some parts, so my question ism if there is a way to fix it (fill it with putty and sand it to desired shape maybe) or something else I can do ? The model will be used as a mold as I don`t expect to just cover it with carbon cause it was printed in 4 pieces (the guy has a small 3d printer) and glued together, but since the screws are suppose to go straight through the middle, where the connecting part is, I doubt it will work.
Any other suggestion is welcomed, I am listening.
Thanks in advance
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