Q2 Plans Chapter 10 Page 10-05
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- Published: Sunday, 21 May 2006 10:05
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PREPARING THE TOP CANARD FOAM CORES FOR GLASSING
..... At the leading edge, feather the bottom skin to a feather edge at the tangent point just 1ike you did on the main wing. Prepare the canard top surface just like you did the canard bottom surface. (See "Preparing The Canard Cores For Glassing"). Be sure and spend time carefully smoothing out the canard stiffener area, and the flox corners on either end of the center section core. Remember that the flox corners are much harder than the foam surrounding them, so go easy.
.....You must really prepare the top canard surface well, and remove all bumps, joggles, and other irregularities if you want a pretty looking, lightweight canard on your aircraft. REMEMBER! If you are not satisfied with how the canard top surface foam cores look, Don't go on to the next step.
LAMINATING THE TOP SKIN AND TOP SPAR CAPS
..... Just to be sure, check the canard tip level lines one more time, and shim to get both of them absolutely level. (Have you noticed how they seem to _hift by osmosi,S?)
.....The top canard skins are laminated similarly to the bottom skin lamination. The skin is the same two UNI at 45 degrees to the T.E., draping over the T.E. down to the bottom of the shear web, and the spar caps are G thru Q thi s time. At the leading edge of the main wing, overlap the bottom skin with the top skin a minimum of 111. Rather than let all the spar caps drape over the T.E. and down the shear web, trim every other one off at the T.E.. Peel Ply the shear web and all joints.
.....Don't touch the canard for at least 48 hours. Before removing the lumber, bondo a level board at about midspan on each ,canard.
.....You now deserve to celebrate for two days straight; you have just finished the final MAJOR layup in your aircraft. By the way, that top canard lamination that you just completed was the most difficult and critical lamination in the whole aircraft, and yet we have such confidence in you at this point, that we only devoted a very few words to it.