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Q1 Plans Chapter 20 Page 20-4

Shape a piece of green or blue foam to fit the hole in the top of LGl0 where it joins the canard tip. Next, remove the foam, put in f lox corners where shown, and layup two BID, lapping up on all faces of LG10, as well as the canard tip. Before the layup becomes tacky, position the foam block with micro in place. Make sure that no voids larger than 1/16” exist in the bonding. Let this setup cure.

Now you are ready for the fun part, contouring the wheel pants! Several templates are provided to help with the task. Before starting, look at the canard tips and the pictures provided to visualize what you want the finished product to look like. The templates are provided to help, but use your eyeballs to develop a pleasing shape. Some points to remember are as follows:

  1. LG4 should remain .025" thick at the axle hole.
  2. A small pant will be lighter and cleaner looking, so don't leave excess foam on the pant.

After the wheel pant is carved you are ready to glass the wheel pant. First, put in the flox corners as shown; then layup two BID over the outside face of the canard. Lap up on the canard a minimum of 1.5” and use a minimum of 1” overlap wherever else you overlap the cloth. After this layup has cured, remove the lumber jigging from the inside face of the wheel pant, touchup the inside face contouring if needed, and then glass two BID on the inside face..

Also, the flagged UNI stiffeners will have to be laid up, using the same technique as you did earlier. (See Section B-B)

Quickie Attaching the Wheel Pants