Thursday, October 8, 2009

Gluing and Taping

After cutting out all the bulkheads, it was time to glue them into position. Once again, I used epoxy thickened with the shreded plastic fiber. This makes an incredibly strong gap filling glue that can be shaped into a smooth fillet. After forming the fillets, I used the glass tape to reinforce all the joints. After the fillets and glass cured, I was amazed and pleased with how strong and rigid everything has become. Note the notches in the edges of the bulkheads. These would later be cut out to slide the stringers through.

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