Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Two Down, One To Go

The largest panel yet, weighing in at 1650mm x 1005mm!

I am becoming more confident with the fibre to resin ratios, using less resin than the weight of cloth.

Mixing the resin and wetting out the glass fibre whilst the temperature is a little cooler than ideal buys me a little time and helps to ensure a full wet out without the resin gelling, before getting the bag sealed and the vacuum pulled, the heat is then ramped using the cardboard oven and left overnight for a full cure.

This panel is enough for both bow sections, the next challenge is the final panel measuring 1005mm x 2440mm!

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