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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Duck Rogers » Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:12 pm

Trev, what foam are you using for the plug? Is it easy to carve? I'm nearing that stage soon on my CH701
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Duck Rogers wrote:Trev, what foam are you using for the plug? Is it easy to carve? I'm nearing that stage soon on my CH701

Hallo oom Gerrie.

I made a wooden former of the fire wall side then one of the spinner side then I simply glued as bigger pieces of foam I could fit inbetween the formers so its a hollow polystyrene foam plug, no sence in paying extra for the foam on the inside whicg you dont need. Here and there I have to sand down between 10 - 20 mm until I get to the wood then I am done. The only thing with this methode is that I will have to give a 1st layer of Epox and glass before going to any polyester but I had the epoxy already and the polyurothane foam is pritty expensive aswell and shit to work with WRT health issues. I hope to have my cowl product complete by the end of next week.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Jabbanaught » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:02 pm

Go Vert wrote:Sorry dudes but I have unfortunately been dog slack the past 10 days LOL ........ my new business needed some loving care so I had to provide and this weekend I have been forced into a holiday with the family.......BUT when monday comes its back to the hangar and back to hard labour :) at its worst. I have withdrawl sumptoms already as I havent had a splinter for over a week LOL but we will sort that out chop chop on Monday evening.
Enjoy the Rest , as we expect some serious building to be done when you back and lots of Pictures !!!!!
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:37 am

Wow that was awsome got some decent time in and some work done, felt good. I sanded or shaped the cowling plug and then glassed it with epoxy resin and 8oz cloth. You know you have done alot of sanding when the 80grit sandpaper is worn down from sanding polystyrene :shock:

Next I will coat the plug in a layer of polyester which will alow the body filler and other polyester products I will be using to bond well enough to the plug.
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Jabbanaught » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:14 pm

Will pop over this weekend to come say hello !'

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:33 pm

Jabbanaught wrote:Will pop over this weekend to come say hello !'

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Lekker, looking forward to that :)
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:36 pm

Well tonight the primer coat, all 10 is drying so that tomorrow I can water paper everything down and the start the mould. Here are some pics of the stages it went through, so glad its over.
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starting to apply the body filler
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sanding down all the filler, a lovely job I had to fight off all the friends who wanted to help!
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:40 pm

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filling the smaller holes
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Ready for primer coats
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:43 pm

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on goes the primer coats
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and there it is all primed and ready for work in the morning
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby justin.schoeman » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:30 pm

Looking good. You don't want to visit Pretoria, and do mine?

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:25 am

justin.schoeman wrote:Looking good. You don't want to visit Pretoria, and do mine?

;)

Sure if you book me into one of those gentalmens clubs for a week while I do it, I can leave at 6pm today :)
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:56 pm

Well the long weekend is gone and I worked my gat off for the last few days and the results are rewarding.
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spent the entire day on sunday sanding the plug down with water paper
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The plug ready for mould release system to be applied
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Applying the moulds gelcoat layer
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:03 pm

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Applying the layers of mat to the mould
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Cutting the centre line down the mould this morning
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Using water to release the mould , got myself soaked at 7am this rainy morning
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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Go Vert » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:10 pm

And the results. Great thanks to Jabbanaught for popping in for a visit and bringing us lunch :)

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Re: Trevs Horizon

Postby Jabbanaught » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:30 pm

Go Vert wrote:And the results. Great thanks to Jabbanaught for popping in for a visit and bringing us lunch :)

Trev

Glad you got it on .

Was a pleasure meeting you and seeing the passion with which you doing this project , See you soon again .

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