Vacuum Infusion Demo - 2019

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #1

    TMann

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    We will be doing the Vacuum Infusion Demo again this year at Oshkosh.
    You can find us in the white tent next to the Replica Fighters clubhouse (which is west of the forums across Knapp St.)

    The picture below shows the location (oriented the same as the Airventure map.)

    We have a new aircraft design that will be our subject for our Infusion Demo.
    We plan on doing some wet layup vacuum bagging as well for those who are not ready to make the leap to infusion.

    Stop by and say hello.
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  2. Jun 22, 2019 #2

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    The schedule:
    Odyssey of Composites with Russ Emanis
    Monday
    07/22/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM_____Introductions
    07/22/2019 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM____Plumbing and Vacuum Bag
    07/22/2019 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM_____Floats, mold release and lay-up & bond (small parts)
    07/22/2019 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM_____Vertical Banjo spar wet lay-up and bag
    07/22/2019 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM______Mold Making, pattern prep and surface coat
    07/22/2019 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM______Bonding , wing rib blanks to spar
    07/22/2019 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM______Infusion Fuselage Upper/Lower
    07/22/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM______Forum Q&A in the tent

    Tuesday
    07/23/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM____Introductions
    07/23/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM____Trailing Edge spar wet lay-up and bag
    07/23/2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM____Wet lay-up small airframe parts and bag
    07/23/2019 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM_____Float parts Infusion
    07/23/2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM_____Hot wire Wing ribs in place
    07/23/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM_____De-bag fuselage molds
    07/23/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM_____Forum Q&A in the tent

    Wednesday
    07/24/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM____Introductions
    07/24/2019 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM____Trailing Edge spar wet lay-up and bag
    07/24/2019 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM____Wet lay-up small airframe parts and bag
    07/24/2019 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM_____Float parts Infusion
    07/24/2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM_____Hot wire Wing ribs in place
    07/24/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM_____De-bag fuselage molds
    07/24/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM_____Forum Q&A in the tent

    Thursday
    07/25/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM____Introductions
    07/25/2019 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM_____Possible EAA Forum (Waiting on EAA to give us the appropriate time)
    07/25/2019 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM_____Bond Bulkheads and Banjo spars in fuselage
    07/25/2019 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM_____Bond lower wing skins on
    07/25/2019 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM_____Recap everything during the week
    07/25/2019 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM_____Clean up and reset for Unveiling of all parts
    07/25/2019 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM_____Forum Q&A in the tent

    Friday
    07/26/2019 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM_____Introductions
    07/26/2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM_____Total recap of the week's successes and challenges
    07/26/2019 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM_____Show and talk about all parts
    07/26/2019 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM____Clean up and tear down
    07/26/2019 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM_____Forum Q&A in the tent
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2019 #3

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    I don't suppose you could publish what your materials and schedule will be. I've tried to get them for the last few infusion demos without success. Will this be an Innegra demo or something else?

    Also, if I might make a suggestion for the video, assuming you do get video (please do!), please run the sound directly into the camera rather than miking the speaker. That way your voices will be intelligible rather than being drowned out completely by the normal sounds of Oshkosh.

    I watched Russ Emanis' video on Youtube the other day, and it was pretty bad. I very much appreciated the effort to take the video and put it up there because it's tough for me to get to Oshkosh, but just a small $20 mixer off ebay would have made a world of difference.

    Dan, another Kitplanes article would be great! Don't want to write it? Send me the photos and I will!
     
  5. Jun 25, 2019 #5

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    Dave, we use quite a variety of materials (fabrics and resin systems.)
    I was making some infused items out of Basalt (a poor man's Carbon), fiberglass, various weaves of carbon fiber, Innegra but I don't think we used kevlar.
    It will be the same mix this year.
    Those who attend will see a little more in the mold making area.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2019 #6

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    Just a quick update as Oshkosh is fast approaching.
    Russ is finishing the molds for the new airplane design. The plane will be light enough to qualify as a ultralight.
    The initial prototype will be electric. I have no Idea as to what the expected battery life will be or what to expect as far as performance numbers.
    This should be a good demo this year.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2019 at 9:51 AM #7

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    I'm just getting into the composite scene, I won't make it to Oshkosh(I really need to put that on my bucket list). Do you have a youtube channel or something similar?
     
  8. Jul 10, 2019 at 1:41 PM #8

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    We will be launching a new website with a media section after Oshkosh.
    I'll post that information here when it's up and running.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2019 at 1:57 PM #9

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    If you have a passion for sport aviation, general aviation, corporate aviation, or WW II military aviation, and you think that you will be satisfied with a single visit, you are mistaken. Get there ASAP.


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  10. Jul 12, 2019 at 10:41 AM #10

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    Oh definitely going to get there! Its just a matter of when the budget will allow it. hahahaha I'm in deep with my build and all available funds are funneled into that, however that being said, I think I have a majority of everything I will need to finish my build. Now its become all available time. hahahahaha.. I will still need to pick up a few parts here and there, but the bulk of everything is on the shelf waiting for me to get to it!
     

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