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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby tahoedirk » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:09 pm

Good effort Opie, stick with it . Looks like you're getting closer!
Do you go to Sherman island often?

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby opie » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:35 pm

I go as often as possible. You know me. I am Chris, the guy who learned to foil as a beginner kiter a couple seasons ago on a Liquid Force foil and Cloud kites. Last year i had shoulder surgery but I 'll be there lots this year. I'll reintroduce myself when I see you. :)

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby tahoedirk » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:03 pm

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Hey there Chris , see you soon.

Keep up the building, you'll get it dialed. I have a stack of new wings to test out, maybe you can help!

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby opie » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:37 pm

Now we're talking!

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby SaulOhio » Mon May 07, 2018 5:48 pm

I made the carbon skin over my foam core WAY more than 1mm, but I have a very twisty mast.

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby opie » Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm

What direction were the fibers? How many layers of what weight cloth?

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby SaulOhio » Tue May 08, 2018 4:03 pm

opie wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 2:28 pm
What direction were the fibers? How many layers of what weight cloth?
Outer layers were twill weave but I also threw in a lot of carbon scrap with the fibers going the length of the mast.

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Re: How thick can I lay carbon fiber?

Postby opie » Wed May 09, 2018 1:52 pm

I am no expert but I think if you add some fibers at 45/45 it will help with twist. Hopefully someone with more experience will notice this and give more specific suggestions.


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