New Community Amphibious LSA VAL-31 "Aquarius" a non commercial project

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    Sorry for any inconvenience guys I am not sure why those pictures that I have posted cannot be viewed. I am trying keeping them in a minimal weight structure just for observation. But I am sure that one day we will be able to assemble a little slide show for demonstration of our progress please stay tuned. Due to the rainy summer we did not fly to Oshkosh this year - we need a flying boat which is not quite ready yest to fly. May be next year.
     
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    A local Civil Air Patrol squadron visited us on Thursday night. We spent two hours sharing our progress and building a bit of an experience distributing Composites Plane Building skills

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    Laminated a few panels and looking for a local CNC shop to help us with speed routing services - most likely will be using in house built machine for that purpose.

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    Fabricated and tested a part of the empinnage - local spar for our stabilizer

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    A few months in a project and lots of things to demonstrate. Do my best to keep the progress report up to date and share my pictures just on time Thanks for visiting

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    Overall We have completed a few important milestones since the last post period. And do our best in the gaining the composites construction skills

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    It's nothing. No trouble at all after you mop up all the liquid nitrogen in the morning.
     
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    Just a little conceptual vision of "the real" North Ready Airplane
     
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    Samara and River Volga (My wife's home town) from the sky

     
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    And here is the reality of our Alton Bay , NH location

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    The process of how do I construct my skin is kind of unusual but it seams to be working fine. I have a plug as a collection of 2" Lowe's styrofoam ribs cut with hotwire GAW-2 airfoil profile , covered with 3M blue tape and 3M Scotch for a part release . That plug/mold is placed inside of a vacuum bag for about 8 hours with a sandwich made of a 5 layers of:
    1. layer of a peel ply size 520 mm x 2800 mm
    2. Home made prepreg 3K Carbon from Soler Composites size 515 mm x 2710 mm
    3. FOAMULAR 1/4 in. R-1 Fanfold Rigid Foam Board Insulation collected into 510 mm x 2710 mm
    4. Home made prepreg 3K Carbon from Soler Composites size 515 mm x 2710 mm
    5. layer of a peel ply size 520 mm x 2800 mm

    This sandwich is covered with plastic cover to protect from being joined with my vacuum bag system

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    Proof of that concept is successfully tested today. About 300 lb of real weight is applied to the homemade skin that is wrapped around home made rib

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