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G10 fuselage

Postby jaros » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 am

Could a fuselage be made out of G10? I gues there is a reason why nobody is doing it...

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby Tone » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:08 am

yeah I can't see a reason why not.

It is quite hard to machine and turn though. not sure anyone makes sheets thick enough.

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby gmb13 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:14 pm

G10 is way too soft. That is why you cannot make it out of pure G10. We used to use G10 as a core on the original Magma Foil fuses. These were wrapped in carbon to make them stiff. In theory you can make a g10 fuselage, but to achieve the stiffness it would have to be super thick.

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby Blackrat » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:42 pm

As Gunnar says , wrapping with biax carbon will give the piece tortional strength , essential for a nice stiff fuselage

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby atomic-chomik » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:17 am

Why bother? There are better options no?

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby atomic-chomik » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:17 am

Why bother? There are better options no?

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby atomic-chomik » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:17 am

Why bother? There are better options no?

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby NorCalNomad » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:22 am

Wow a fabled triple post.

Yup the cost and material properties makes it not worth it.

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Re: G10 fuselage

Postby Bletti » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:19 am

Yes, you'd be more cost and labour efficient to do a wood core and spend the money on carbon.


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