Sunday, May 16, 2010

Now featuring even MORE progress

Yesterday I added one wrap of 6 oz. fiberglass to Der Red Mix's main airframe using Dave Triano's technique. This is mainly for aesthetics and secondarily for durability. It's very difficult to apply excess resin to this much area so there are many gaps in the otherwise glossy finish. It's also tough to apply adequate hoop stress on the 14 mil Mylar™ film so that didn't help this surface defect either. It'll finish up nicely anyway so I'm still happy with the result:

Here also are some studio shots of progress on the electronics bay and I think they better convey the final layout. This whole assembly will be epoxied into the above airframe after I cut fin, e-bay door, and video camera slots into it:

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