Saturday, September 22, 2007

fuel tank prototype

Prototype using the LOST FOAM method, where you do a layup around polystyrene foam, and then pour in some acetone to melt the foam away. I encased the foam in packing tape with PVA coating so that the interior lining of the tank is not too ugly. Not sure about this technique, because it leaves a surface that'll need a lot of fairing.