Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – February 23, 2019
Glassing the Fuselage Bottom:
Workshop temperature 25 deg C and humidity 35%.
A small batch of flox was mixed and added around the perimeter of the NACA scoop to make “flox corners”.
Dry micro was mixed to fill in any divets and low areas.
The area to be glassed was covered with micro.
The first layer of uni-directional cloth was placed over the fuselage (30 deg orientation), trimmed, and wet out with epoxy. This layer went about 1″ past the bottom/side corners.
The 2nd layer of uni-directional cloth was placed over the fuselage in the opposing direction to the 1st layer (30 deg orientation), trimmed and wet out with epoxy. This layer went to the bottom/side corners.
Peel ply was added to the corners and over the landing brake.
While the bottom layup was still wet, reinforcing layups were installed for the landing gear hardpoints and the engine mount hardpoints (3 layers of uni-directional cloth over each).
Total time in the shop to complete these steps was 10 hours.