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Old 30 June 2007, 17:15   #11
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Using 18mm ply, the floor is cut to shape, dry fitted and then bonded and screwed to the boxes and any gaps are filled with pu foam. the edges are then glassed and filled leveled before being laminated fully using 2 layers with no joints in the glass i hate seeing joints in grp on floors.... The outer tube rail has its last layers laminated in place whilst the floor glass was still wet.
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Old 30 June 2007, 17:28   #12
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Hull now finished and ready to release from mould.
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Old 30 June 2007, 17:34   #13
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Now its out of the mould i can tidy up the exposed parts that couldn't be done whilst in the mould. The drain is drilled out for the trunk and the tubed is sikaflexed into place. And from inside the hull i glassed into the tube. The top of the transom is trimmed and sanded and a layer of glass and tissue placed over the top.
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Old 30 June 2007, 17:39   #14
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Great thread.
How many hours went into this job?
Who's doing the toobs for you? A toob building thread would be good....
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Old 30 June 2007, 17:41   #15
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As i have have been lent a console mould to make a jockey console (thanks Mike). This will do till them nice guys at Eurocraft have put them long rubbery things on. I have flocoated the transom and along the edges so i won't get any flocoat on the Tubes. All trimmed, sanded and ready to go. The Console and 2 Seat Pods were gelled yesterday and wiil be made this week. Pics to follow....
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Old 30 June 2007, 17:47   #16
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How many hours.

Well am not the quickest in the world, but i no its 110% right. A standard Aircraft 5.4 is approx 60hrs, but this one will be more like 80hrs.

Over the next few weeks i will start a thread of building the 6.8 and 7.8mtr Aircrafts. Then people can see how well these are built.

Looking at these pics i can say that i do a damn good job.
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Old 01 July 2007, 04:04   #17
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very iteresting to see and how it is done, it looks like the aircraft will be very fast as it seems to have a very shallow v or is that photo misleading

great to see it step by step
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Old 01 July 2007, 05:32   #18
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Yeah keep the photos coming. You can see from the views the interest is there. Well done on a class job.
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Old 01 July 2007, 06:12   #19
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This is first class,

A lot of my questions as to how it's done are being answered.

How do you know where to accurately find the end of the under floor cable tunnel? also how do you make it watertight?

Be a bugger to drill through your 18mm and find your in the wrong place
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Old 01 July 2007, 06:22   #20
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I like these type of threads, keep the pics comming. I'll tell you what though! That's one of the cleanest workshops used for Fibreglassing that I've seen.

Thought you might glass in a fuel tank? I guess it'll be console or seat installed?
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