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Old 12-07-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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I`m building a small P51, fully sheeted and I`m going to cover it with .5 oz carbon tissue, what can I lay it down with?

My thoughts are, contact cement(3m 77) to hold in position then wet it out with epoxy finishing resin or varithan,

Any thoughts, experiance, wieght concern, other wetting agents?

Thanx Perry
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Old 12-07-2005, 11:30 AM   #2
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I would recommend that you do not cover your plane with carbon tissue. The material might look very thin and fragile but it soaks up a lot of resin. It is the resin that is heavy. The material does not conform to compound curves very well. It really needs vacuum bagging to get it tight against the balsa. That pretty much rules out the fuselage.

I would suggest 3/4 oz glass cloth and epoxy resin. It is a lot cheaper than carbon and easier to work with.

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Old 12-07-2005, 04:10 PM   #3
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OK. thanx Ed, that make sense, the 1/2oz cloth would be the better way to go. I have lots of experiance with that mat`l, I`ll leave the carbon for rienforcement purposes only.

thanx again Perry
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Old 12-08-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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carbon fiber mat

You can put it down with Nitrate Dope , couple of coats of dope on framework sand put mat down with dope a couple of more coats then sand, finish as per usual
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