Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

Composite Material Work

The last 2 weeks have concentrated on composite material work. I have decided to fill all 17 flying control surface end recesses with foam, fibre-glass and epoxy filler. This will include elevators, tailplane, rudder and fin (and eventually the wings, ailerons and flaps). Whilst this could add a month to the build process, I estimate this aerodynamic 'clean-up' will add around 2 MPH to the aircraft's cruise speed. Over the long 15-hour Pacific Ocean legs this will provide an addition 30-mile range which is 29 miles further than I can swim! For photos, visit the new Facebook page at AND 'LIKE' US!

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