- Sep 22, 2018
Just curious what your thinking was in changing the layup?Yep, change of plans. Next will be FRP that extends to the corners, Ill build up the cloth until a huge sheet of G10 lies completly flat on the FRP. Then will clamp it down. The G10 will be same same shape as the luran panel, but big enough to overlap it and also big enough so that all rudder gudgeon holes are on the backer. This G10 will spread out the twisting forces and then counter the G10 on the inside.
The luran panel is just filler to bind the hump. The external G10 and FRP might be overkill, but i dont want to be stranded in Sarasota bay with my rudder floating away.
I think after this i need to rig my rudder to kick up so it doesnt damage the mount.
Also thought the 170’s rudder was designed to kick up, do you lock it down normally?