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Glass or Carbon Fiber Leading edges

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chrislange

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Hi Guys

I am thinking about building glass or carbon leading edges for my pitts S1. I know it doesnt make sense just to make 3 or 4 layers of carbon they are as rigid as plywood leading edges. It would just be heavier and more expensive.
I want to build them with foam core to get the real advantage of a composite structure. Plan is to use 1x 50g/m^2 + 1x 280g/m^2 as a top layer, then about 3mm foam core and 1x 280g/m^2 as bottom. To use the leading edge on a normal wing without modifications the foam core has to be made so it has room for the ribs.
I will make some tests and will keep you updated with the results.
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