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« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2016, 10:06:37 PM »

My Carbon plenum is taking shape.
I've got the top and bottom sections bonded.
It needs some shaping and fettling but I'll be able
to start laying up the multiple layers of Carbon and Kevlar
by the weekend. cheers

Pics tomorrow.
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« Reply #106 on: January 20, 2016, 01:58:59 AM »

Pics of the top half under construction.


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« Reply #107 on: January 20, 2016, 02:02:56 AM »

After multiple layers it went into the vacuum bag and then you just
wait for the part to cure.

The little spots are the excess resin that gets pulled through the perforated film.
Pull vacuum too early and you'll get a pump full of goo and blocked connectors. evil


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« Reply #108 on: January 20, 2016, 02:06:10 AM »

After the part cured I bonded it to the base.

Some beefing up in the critical areas and then I'll be able to
lay up the good stuff. 14 layers I "guesstimate".


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« Reply #109 on: April 20, 2017, 11:44:17 PM »

I finally had a few minutes to work on the plenum chamber.
First layer of unidirectional Carbon going on.
Many more to go.


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« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2017, 11:46:03 PM »

Wrapping a component like this is a PITA but I have no other way.
I bagged it an pulled vacuum. We'll know later today how succesful
my methods were. cheers


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« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2017, 08:45:19 AM »

I removed the plenum from the vacuum bag
and it looks OK.
The bleeder film is still on the chamber in the photo.
I'm busy post curing the resin and I should have pics of
the part over the weekend.


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