Fiberglass Easystar landing gear and fuse half joining.

Here the fuse halves are joined with masking tape and the inch and a half seam tape is applied to the bottom.

Landing gear being molded into the bottom and will be sanded smooth after resin sets. The long brush on top will be used to apply the seam tape to the inside top portion of the fuse.

Rear wheel temporary fit test.

Rear belly hatch used to appy seam tape, later to be used as servo acess.

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Comment by Morli on March 3, 2010 at 12:39pm
:0)) , that is going to be one good looking toughstar( well it tough brother of easy star). well done Dr. you have though of most the things like hatch doors etc ... how do u intend to fix hatch door , hings or screw it down? what about cannopy , hinged and slide release?
Comment by Dr. Stewart Pid on March 3, 2010 at 12:51pm
OOOOHHHHH.... toughstar, I like that name. Haven't quite decided how the hatch will be held in place yet. Fit is so tight I have to pry it off. Thought of using super magnets, but they aren't secure enough.
Comment by Wayne on March 3, 2010 at 1:20pm
Very nice. Great job.
Comment by Michal on March 3, 2010 at 1:26pm
You can use hatch hinges:
like these
And lock:
like this

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Comment by Morli on March 3, 2010 at 1:30pm
You can have it Doc, now how about some pics of wings being born? thanksss
BTW how heavy is it total?

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Comment by Morli on March 3, 2010 at 1:32pm
yep that is the one I am talking about , tnx Michal
Comment by Michal on March 3, 2010 at 2:09pm
How many layers of fiberglass are there?
Comment by Dr. Stewart Pid on March 3, 2010 at 3:02pm
1 layer mat and two to three layers cloth. Way to heavy (not measured yet). but the 2700kv motor ought to handle it (I hope). Next version I'll try only two layers of cloth. All that was available at w*lm*rt is a very heavy cloth used to repair boats. Spent one day driving all over hell and back looking for lighter cloth, gel coat, and mold release. Second fuse layup has been sprayed with gelcoat/resin mix and waiting for cloth. This one is a test bed for hatch placement, wing saddle molding and recovering 25 year old glassing skills. (used to work for a deep sea diving helmets mfg). I designed the fuse to accept the stock Easystar parts, but I'm no B1 Bob.

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Comment by Mark Colwell on March 3, 2010 at 3:09pm
You will know how tuff it is when mother earth grabs it...
Comment by Michal on March 3, 2010 at 3:40pm
With 3 layers cloth and 1 layer mat earth dont have a single chance...

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