DESIGN: SynchroLite ~Special Tool - Blade - Composite - Curing Forces
See drawing 0728 in conjunction with these notes.
Pressures when Curing Spar:
Exactly the same pressure and method as used to cure full blade except that the pseudo skin is used in lieu of the real skin.
Pressures when Curing Full Blade:
The pressure bladder is back of the highest and the lowest points therefore pressure against the core will tend to diminish the pressure on the skin that is in contact with the spar and that has a slope inward toward the trailing edge.Can the pseudo skin be thinner in this area so that the spar is slightly fatter? Then when the female mold is fully clamped and the bladder fully inflated the pressures on the leading slopes and the trailing slops will be equal. This will also have a second advantage in that the increased pressure on the trailing slopes will contribute slightly to the pressure on the leading edge.
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Last Revised: February 5, 2000