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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Diana 2 out the mould

The moulds are complete ,waxed and sprayed , I layed up plenty of 200gr carbon as the nose and pod of the Diana is rather slim and it needed to be rigid enough.

While the fuselage halves are curing ,I sprayed up the canopy mould and layed it up also with 163gr glass x 2 ad 1 x 200gr carbon finished of with 1 x 106gr glass cloth. Funny my first attempt would not cure and remained like rubber(I used old harderner which I had kept for a small job) lesson learnt.

The canopy popped out rigid and shiney. I will trim it to shape and get it to fit nicely on the fuselage.

First half of the mould off and it looks ok , the white flashing is from the joining goop and breaks off very easily.

Here the fuselage is cleaned up and the canopy . the join line will be sanded and the whole fuselage sprayed once the boom is on.

Its starting to resemble the Diana 2,
not perfectly as I have increased the nose ever so slightly to make it stronger as well as the shape of the wing seats but the results are pleasing, next its the boom and those curved leading edge wings.

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