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  • #1467

    Helibuff
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    Hi guy’s

    I am new here it’s my first post.  A bit of background on my self, I did a strip kayak about 15 years ago, and I build some R/c Helicopter fuselage from scratch. So, I am pretty good at fiberglass and carbon fiber.  Here is some picture of dose projects.

    Kayak

    Cormorant

    Now for this years project, I will be building the teardrop from plans, and decided to do it as an hybrid, going to do the center section of the roof (part no 1 ) out of strip of red cedar and the balance of the build as per the plans.

    I will be putting picture as the project advance.

    #1468

    friz
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    Very cool. Can’t wait to see your progress.

    #1469

    faithie999
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    that will look fantastic!   where will you source the 4mm red cedar plywood?

     

    ken

    #1470

    Helibuff
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    Hi Ken,   It wont be made out of plywood for the cedar part , it is going to be made out of 6 mm cedar strip , I bought two  2 x 10 x 13 feet long plank of cedar yesterday , if tie permits I will Start cutting the today.

    Have a look at this video, at 1minute  he  will explain  the techinic used .

    https://youtu.be/I9bW8eOwc1g

     

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    #1471

    Helibuff
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    I worked on it yesterday,  There is a lot of wood dust to pick up this mornin in the shop, I cut 40 strips of red cedar out of the plank.

    Cedar plank

    Here is the first cut strip, stil 39 to go.

    strip

    Next step on the strip planing , bed an cove

     

     

    #1472

    Helibuff
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    This morming I tape with masking tape all of the edge of the mold to prepare the receiving of the cedard strip. I dry fited one strip to the mold, and deceded to add to the molds some crossmember

     

    #1473

    faithie999
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    this will be quite a project!  keep us updated with photos.

    #1474

    faithie999
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    in the “normal” build, once two abutting panels are installed in the mold, you apply a strip of 3″ fiberglass tape then epoxy, to hold the panels together until the “big” fiberglassing job is completed on the outside.  what are you planning on doing to hold the cedar strips together?  narrower strips of fiberglass at each joint, or waiting until all the cedar strips are installed and stitched together, then use a wider sheet of fiberglass?

     

    #1475

    Helibuff
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    I will be gluing all of the strip to each other and stapling them to the mould until they dry. After everything is dry I will remove the staple exept for the ones on each side were the side panel will be tied with wire , and in the center the top vent is going to be .  after that I will cover all of the roof wil fiberglass not only 3 inch strip.

     

     

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