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DIY wing joiner for 3M F3F ship
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Author:  Ah Pong [ Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:54 pm ]
Post subject:  DIY wing joiner for 3M F3F ship

The wing joiner of my Elita broke few months ago. After a lenghty repairing of the ship, its about time to make the joiner.

The joiner is 25mm in width, 15mm height and 160mm long each side. Two degrees of dihedal each side.

The mode is made from alu tubes :


Four pieces of brass bar as spacers and put in place. PVA (mould release agent) already applied on all surface:


Carbon tow (used 60 meters) cut to suitable lenght and wripping the spacers. The mould is ready to close:


Mould closed with excessive force applied in order to squeese out the epoxy. Thereafter, put into vacumum bag. No air bubbles is allowed in the joiner:


The mould was kept in warm box (at 50 C) overnight. After opened the mould, the joiner seems OK. The next thing is to pull out the spacers. The hole at the end is for easily access to a vice / clamp. Final step is to cut into suitable size :


The finishing is good. Looks like a commercial produced. Total weight is 77 grams (well done) as I have used UHM carbon which is quite expensive :


:lol: :lol:

Author:  Wing [ Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:18 pm ]
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Excellent crafemanship :o

The brass rods can be used for extra ballast inside the new wing joiner :wink:

Next action item will be DS Elita again to > 300 km/h for stress test :idea:

Author:  CM Cheng [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:35 am ]
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:shock: 勁,不愧為滑翔機會技術主管!

Just want to ask: How do you decide how much carbon to use? By trial and error? Calculation?

Author:  Stanley [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:24 am ]
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1. Epoxy 乾左之後條 bar點樣脫出?

2. 你係唔係用左4條 bar?兩條 bar 在陣的中位置怎樣夾埋,如果有空間,D碳纖會積聚於此!

Author:  Ah Pong [ Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:11 pm ]
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By estimation only.



Are you asking me how to '脫 bra' ?
Every man should know it well !

OK, the brass bars were wrapped with a very thin plastic film with wax. After the epoxy set, pull them hard. Thats why there were holes at the end for making the job easiler.

Second, a piece of masking tape was put between two brass bar. With the tape and the wrapping, there would have no gap between. Hence, the carbon tow would not 積聚於此!



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