Still more canard

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Now it is time for the top side. I trimmed the bottom layup and sanded the leading edge. I sanded just up to the core on the trailing edge and it turned out quite straight.

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Next I bonded on aluminum tubing using bondo. I used the aluminum extrusion to apply pressure and hold the tube in place until the bondo set.

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I used the router to cut the supports for the canard. It is nice to be able to cut multiples of a shape and have them all come out exactly the same.

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The supports are evenly spaced and bonded to the canard and the aluminum tube using bondo.

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I then released the canard from the jigs it was currently bonded to and flipped it over. Here it is trying out its new legs.

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I used a hacksaw blade to rough cut the foam. I used a die grinder to sand the higher density foam. It made short work of it. Also, I did clean all the micro off that I got on the shear web.

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Here is a pic of it sanded down. I will sand the final amount by hand.

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Here is a pic of the edge all cleaned up.

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Pre bonding in the higher density foam worked out well.

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I used post-it notes for shimming the canard for glassing the top. You just peel of a few and cut off a strip. Then you just peel off or add layers to get the right height.

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Just like so.

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The canard is leveled.

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The canard is prepped and ready for it’s spar cap.

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The spar cap it much thicker on the top. I used the same technique as the bottom except there were more full lengths before I started shortening the lengths.

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The spar cap is done. Now on the the four plies that make up the top skin.

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All the top plies are done. I will let it sit for a couple days to cure.

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