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Date:  7-12-2014
Number of Hours:  5.30
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Brief Description:  Glass Fuselage bottom

Delays, delays. My first two attempts to do this were thwarted by low temperatures in the shed. Looking better now, but might have to upgrade the heater, still only about 15C in here.

Applied 2 x UNI over bottom @ 30 degrees to centerline. Made a protractor, after noting my calculated 30 degrees for the internal sides was a bit out. Correct angle covers really well. New system worked well. After cutting the cloth in place I marked a corner where it could be located afterward, in Image 1 you can see "1" with a circle around it (layer 1) with a "1" (1st bit). That mark is at the forward portside corner, and marked on a diagram in my rough log as such. The others are arranged around that. There is another diagram and matching markings for the second layer, and for the peel ply.

Before the peel ply was the reinforcing 3 x UNI in 4 places over the landing gear bulkheads. Was easier to follow the curves than I expected.

Cover the lot with builders plastic, placed 1" foam rubber over the depressions around the landing brake. Weighted with ply and bricks.

Wish I had got some help for this stage, underestimated how much time the extra hands saved on previous big layups. Didn't get help because I'd had to reschedule twice, and originally wouldn't have done it on a weekend. Was in a shitty mood because I hit a kangaroo in my beautiful little car so just went to work on it. Slept well that night. Sides will be less work, individually.
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1st layup

1st layup

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Scissor trimming edge

Scissor trimming edge

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Peel ply on everything

Peel ply on everything

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