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Introduction:

The purpose of this lab is to construct a composite wing.


Intention in constructing the composite wing is to make it lighter and
stiffer then the existing wing that come with the RTF plane kit.
Apparatus:
Mold: Mold constructed from F/G composite or P/U casting.
Weight Scale:
To measure fiberglass cloth and resin weight.
Calculator: To determine epoxy and hardener amounts based on glass
weight
Tool
Scissors:
Trim cloth to required shape.
Mixing Tub 8oz:
For resin and hardener.
Stir sticks:
To mix resin and hardener.
Brush, Roller, Squeegee:
Apply and roll out epoxy resin onto the
fiberglass cloth Marker:
Layout cutting line on cloth.
Dust Mask:
For Trimming and dry sanding of cured
laminate
Materials
Resin Matrix:
Epoxy Resin to Hardener: mix ratio 100:19.
Reinforcement: Woven Glass Cloth 1.9oz/yd2
Spar:
Closed Cell Foam Strip
Trailing
Edge: Open Cell Foam Strip
Mold release agent:
Formula 5 Mold Release wax
Cleaning solvent:
Acetone
Procedure:
Part 1:
Two-glass cloths were trimmed roughly to the size of the model.
Cut the part that interfere with the alignment dimples in the
mold
Measure the cloth weight and, calculate the resin mix amount
based on the measured glass weight. Calculate the sum of the
individual component weight add up to the total mixture weight.
Place a cup on a scale and tare the scale. Carefully pour the
required amount of resin into the cup and tare the scale again
and pour in the hardener up to the calculated hardener weight.
Remove the cup from the scale and with the new tongue
depressor, stir the resin mixture well.
Place one layer of glass cloth in each of the mold halves and, you
must work quickly to get the resin spread over the cloth.

Pour a bead of resin along the center length of each mold and
spread it out toward the edge with squeegee
Spread the resin around and allow it to sock into the cloth. To
remove any bubble, you may need to use your finger to press the
cloth into the tighter radius edges
Once all the glass is fully wet, you can lay in open cell foam strip
along the trailing edge of the top mold cavity. And carefully pull
the second layer of cloth back to cover all the foam pieces.
Final check to ensure no bubble, cloth has been wetted out and
no puddle. Put the bottom skin mold on top of the top skin mold
and, lightly screw the wing nuts on.

Part 2:
The resin must cure for one week at room temperature to
eliminate any warping of the final product.
To remove the part, unscrew the wing nut and gently pry the
mold apart. Once the part is out measure the weight before
trimming.
Trim the flashing using scissors or the diamond blade saw
provided. Leave some excess material around the trailing edge,
tip of the wing, to be carefully sanded off later.
Wear safety glasses and the dust mask provided
Measure the thickness of the flashing for use in later
Calculations.
Dry sand the excess material using 120-grit sandpaper. Sand
only the parting line with the coarse grit
Weight the wing again and compare it to the 32-gram foam wing.
Using 400-grit and 600-grit wet sand paper, finish the final
sanding.
Calculation:
Question 2:
= m ( 1V f ) + f V f
=0.8038(65.9* 106 +0.1163*(2.19* 109
10
= 340 ( 6) Pa

+0.0799*(407* 106