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  1. Hi ensemble, it is some time now I'm building those planks to experiment airfoils, wing geometry, mould buildings, foam cutting, elastoflaps etc. The last one came out of the mould just today: Trisel #5, the Eco-Trisel. It is made of 200g/m² flax, satin fabric. I liked the idea of doing a vegetal based fabric fuselage, as a little satisfaction about non petroleum based things. At first I would like to use vegetal based epoxy also, but it takes one week to cure (yes, one week!). So one thing at a time. Laying those fabrics is not really easy. Wetting it is the most difficult part, because they seems always dry, so epoxy amount has to be monitored carefully. I tried for the first time a "green trim", to avoid bubbles at joinings, when closing the mould... ... and discovered it is so hard to cut. I destroyed my hands doing that (me little crybaby ), and I have right, good tools. I did not use any gelcoat. The surface has some pinholes, as the fabrics tend to absorb a lot. The next one will have a transparent gelcoat base. At the end I am almost satisfied of this experiment: - I learned something new - I have an Eco, non petroleum based plane (not really, epoxy is still petroleum based). Am I the first ? - the look of that plane is really nice. I will leave it naturally Best regards, Ric P.s.: I have nothing against petroleum and will continue to build fiberglass and carbon fiber planes, but I like to have an alternative
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