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Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:47 am

I made a titanium foil, initial test results are very promising.
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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby BWD » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Flat plate or foiled?
If foiled, how? Cnc?
Hear Ti is quite hard to shape...

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Postby C A R A F I N O 2014 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:21 pm

Metal kills people, no matter how light you can make it. No matter how fast it will go. Metal is out.
Plus the cost for titanium is horrendous. keep up the good work.

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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:04 pm

BWD wrote:Flat plate or foiled?
If foiled, how? Cnc?
Hear Ti is quite hard to shape...

It started as a flat sheet, shaping is really hard on the titanium.

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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:12 pm

C A R A F I N O 2014 wrote:Metal kills people, no matter how light you can make it. No matter how fast it will go. Metal is out.
Plus the cost for titanium is horrendous. keep up the good work.

I am just trying different materials to see how they work. I am also working on a wooden one, but hit a lots of road blocks. Mahalo.

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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:10 pm

Made the rear titanium wing today, but the wind has died. Need to wait for wind to test
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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby ChristoffM » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:31 pm

Looks nice! I am very sure it will work.

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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:12 am

Thanks, Christoff

Bending to the foil shape
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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby longwhitecloud » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:01 am

anyone made laminated plywood foils ? (ie press them like a skateboard and shape them after)

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Re: Titanium Foil

Postby Hawaiis » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:45 am

Wood foil
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