Johnny Rotten wrote:
Part Looks beautiful
was this your first shot at mold making?....(for the record doesn't look like it) but then if you're like me lot's of sanding happens before any pictures are taken.
How'd you eventually join the two halves of your mold?
any real difficult steps or recommendations you have for those willing to tackle a similar project?
To answer your orginal question
You can trim the lift needed to foil with the kite, board speed,or foot position. Can also adjust foil angle with shims so I'm confident you'll get it to work.
Just how easily, how stable, and how stiff are the sublties that may not be nailed immediately
But in my opinion anything you make yourself is fast stable and all around awesome....even when it isn't
I have put some pics together to give people some ideas on molds, and plugs.
The steps for mine was as follows:
Draw out the outline plan on paper, mast, fuselage
Draw onto balsa or Palawan and shape to your required shape and seal
Router into chipboard only half the depth of the balsa plug seal edges
Take mold of the plug
Use molds to reproduce a replica of plug takes lots of glass spilling over the edges of mold etc
Join to halves together with a layer of 12k plain weave and clamp
You will need to sand the halves flat,worst bit wear a sperm suit with respirator and face shield this stuff is bad shit to work with, you will itch for days if you don't.
Check for level and straight constantly.
Make the wings in the same way.
Enjoy the pics chaps.