Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nacelle contruction project

Dick decided to try the "peel ply" method of fiberglassing which is supposed to result in a finished surface, no sanding required. Spread a thick layer of pigmented epoxy over the surface. Smooth a layer of 100% polyester fabric over the goop. Let it dry overnight.
Peel off the fabric, but that wasn't nearly as easy as he thought it would be. The fabric was thoroughly stuck to the epoxy and he really had to pull and pull and

pull with all his might. Maybe I got the name wrong. Perhaps it's the "peel pry" method.

I think Dick's glad he didn't try this method on the hulls. The finished nacelle:

The inside with it's (pour) foam coating, although I think more foam is going to be poured in.

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