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Old 01-31-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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Been following this thread

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I am not nearly advanced as you, but I have made some Glass and Epoxy stuff, here is a picture of my latest creation, Made the plugs, moulds and then the fairing panels using a "Wet Lay-up"
Hey mtbbker! I can't see the pics here at work, but I'll check them out as soon as I get home. Thank you for posting your project! From what bwalsh says in his post, your work sound very nice.

Edit: I'm back home now and WOW. I am very impressed. That is a large project, and now that I have a little experience I have much respect for what you did there. Very nice quality too. To be honest, this is very close to what I would like to create for the DR. It's funny that you post this project, because it is this very type of project that inspired me to start working with composites, and more importantly this thread. Someday I'll get there.

mtbbker, do you have any more pics of the build? I would love to see how you built the plug and molds.

Update:

Hi everyone! I haven't posted any progress to the deflector project for a few days, but I have a good excuse. I've been ramping up to be able to do proper resin infusions. Mainly I've been collecting the proper consumable items needed for the process. Infusion also requires a special low viscosity resin that has been somewhat difficult to get a hold of, but I've managed to request a couple of sample lots, with a full order not too far in the future. I've also procured a new deep vacuum that will allow me to pull 29.9" of mercury in the vacuum bags. This deep vacuum is needed to properly degas resin as well as remove moisture from the composite fabric within the vacuum bag. I've also been studying and researching like a mad man trying to learn about best infusion practices, and figure out the best way to start some infusion tests. The first real part to be infused will be Zoomzu's hand guard deflectors, but I'll need to do some tests on a flat piece of glass using fiberglass before I try to infuse any carbon. This keeps costs down to a minimum while I learn. I'll try to post some pictures of some of the new goodies tonight, so keep your fingers crossed...
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