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by Conrad
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Well, she's ready for the final once over of screw filler. She shaped up nicely! I posted in the epoxy section, but I am pushing the pause button for 4 years as the military has decided to send me to Germany. We are trying to decide if we should epoxy, glass, and prime or just epoxy and glass. Thoug...
by Conrad
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: To prime or not to prime
Replies: 1
Views: 201

To prime or not to prime

I am heading to Germany for 4 years so my flyer will be stored in a garage for 4 years starting in Jan. I am getting ready to cloth the hull. Should I prime it or just leave it glassed?

John
by Conrad
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

I know it is darn near sacrilege to state anything against the process to some, but wouldn't it be just as effective to thicken the encapsulation coat prior to laying the cloth so that you could skip the filling screw holes part?

Also, Happy Turkey Day

John
by Conrad
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Thanks Jim!
by Conrad
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

More pictures
by Conrad
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Checked the centerline and she's ready for filler and shaping
by Conrad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glen-L Carries Epoxies for Your Project
Replies: 3
Views: 12855

Re: Glen-L Carries Epoxies for Your Project

Thanks! Poxy Shield should not be thickened when using as a sealer or fiberglassing. A seal coat prior to fiberglassing is a good idea to prevent the wood from sucking up the resin during the initial wetout to prevent starving of the cloth, which causes dry spots. Apply a seal coat and lay the cloth...
by Conrad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Thanks!
DrBryanJ wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:03 am
THere are schools for either method. I chose not to put down epoxy before putting on cloth and everything worked fine. Others will say you could get epoxy starved cloth if you do not.
by Conrad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

One piece left! Dumb question. I have poxy shield. Do I need to put a layer on before the cloth? Do I need to thicken the poxy shield for clothing it?

John
by Conrad
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Glen-L Carries Epoxies for Your Project
Replies: 3
Views: 12855

Re: Glen-L Carries Epoxies for Your Project

Forgive my ignorance. I used poxy grip on all the building joints or mating areas. I have poxy shield to encapsulate the hull. Do I need to thicken the poxy shield when putting on the cloth? Do I need to encapsulate prior to laying the cloth on?

John
by Conrad
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

first layer completed.
by Conrad
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Ran out of epoxy. I'll have to wait til Glen L ships the pay grip.
by Conrad
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Hull design question
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Hull design question

I'll probably forego any changes from the plan and put it on, bu my question is: Why does the FF stem drop about an inch deeper than the keel? Is this a design thing or does it have a purpose? See highlighted area in photo over frame 5.
by Conrad
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

Starting to look like a boat!
by Conrad
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: FF in Kathleen GA
Replies: 155
Views: 58348

Re: FF in Kathleen GA

The second sheet is on!

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