Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rudder and stock. Slow progress today.
The laminated rudder blank.
The centre case is giving me a headache. First I had trouble getting the second coat of epoxy to cure. Apparently because I didn't wash down the previous coat. Lesson learned. Then I primed the epoxy with Acrylic Undercoat/Primer after a thourough sand and wash before painting with two coats of Yellow enamel. I hope that I have a chieved a good bond.
The rudder cheeks I fabricated from two layers of 9mm ply. I coated the ply with a good thick layer of thickened epoxy then screwed them together.
The rudder is made from 8 layers of softwood with one strip of Myrtle on the leading edge.