emteeoh Posted March 3, 2008 Share Posted March 3, 2008 ok, so I was at the Velocity factory a week ago, and they said that for the fast-build wings, they used triax, which, I understand, is fibreglass cloth with fibres arranged in 3 axes (axiis? however you pluralize axis). They said that, that way, they could make a lighter wing with fewer layers in the layup... OK, but when I got home, I looked at the TERF CD, and the LongEZ plans call for only 2 layers of BID (if I`m not overlooking anything) as opposed to the 3 (or 6) layers of UNI I was kinda expecting, which would be more comparable to one layer of triax, I think. I`m left wondering some things... Do Cozy builders ever use triax? Is there a reason why Nat wouldn`t have called for its use where appropriate? Are the wing skins on the cozy the same as on the LongEZ? Are 2 layers of UNI, appropriately oriented, comparable in strength but not weight to one layer of BID? I don`t presume that velocity is selling an unsafe `fastbuild` wing, but I`m left wondering what the real tradeoffs are, beyond time and price... But thats for an email to them, not you... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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