|Layups in place and "gently" clamped|
|Cured Attach Tabs ready for shaping|
|Cutting out one of the Attach Tabs|
Two Steps Forward, One Back.
|Fwd, Port Attach Tab ended|
up being cockeyed ~10 degrees
the jig to be perpendicular to where it crosses the gear leg. When the glass is wet with resin and heavy with all the plys, it can slide down the gear leg a bit. (Ask me how I know this :-) ) When this happens, the attach tabs will end up being angled over to where the hole is which will compromise strength a bit. My fwd/port side tab ended up about 10 degrees. This ends up compromising strength somewhere between 7-10%. According to Marc Z, this isn't significant. This, combined with the fact that it just didn't look right, led me to a do over on the port side attach tabs.
I only built the half of the jig I needed
and supported the other side as needed.
|Port Attach Tab - Before|
Cockeyed to the left
|Port Attach Tab - After|
Re-built...this time it's perpendicular.
This was just the external plys, now it's time for the internal attach tab plys. Onward, cab