4 thoughts on “Fairings Complete

  1. Gary January 30, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Looks great! What backs up the fiberglass covering the end and what does it bond to?

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  2. adambezanson January 31, 2017 / 1:21 am

    Hey Gary. Initially the covering overhangs the fairing by 1/8″ or so. First I bond it together by just wetting the inside edges with epoxy and let it cure overnight. Then I layup a single ply of fiberglass that will go on the inside overlapping onto the fairing by about an inch. Prior to placing that on the inside, I mix in some structural cotton flox to the epoxy until it’s the consistency of peanut butter and spread it along the inside joints. Basically fill in the corners at a 45 degree angle. Then while that’s still wet, lay in the fiberglass cloth that hasn’t cured yet. Let that all cure overnight and sand

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    • Gary January 31, 2017 / 2:42 am

      Ahhh…… reinforced on the inside with the overlap and built up corners, got it. I was curious, thanks for the quick reply.

      It’s been fun reading about your build. Looking forward to seeing the wing kit set up on the stands, what a time saver.

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  3. adambezanson January 31, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Thanks. It’s been fun and learning a lot of new things. Both Quickbuild wings and fuselage will be a huge time saver. With baby on the way… I presume this will shave at least a year (probably more) off the overall time of the build. I’ll certainly have less time to spend downstairs after July. 🙂

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