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How much spar cap tape?

Phil Kriley

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I'm working on the canard, and the plans call for 42 yds of spar cap tape. I heard that some use a little more, so I ordred 43 - :D


Anyway, we did the lower spar cap layup last night and the remaining roll of tape looked small, so we unrolled it and measured it - only 38 feet left! :confused:


So I just ordered 20 more yards because I figured I sure don't want to be in the middle of the top spar cap layup and run out. I lost count of the number of layers, but I'm thinking 10 or 11 - the first 3 or 4 were full span.


Is this typical to need to order so much more? :feedback:

Phil Kriley

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I pre-measured the roll and figured ACS shorted me about 10 feet on the roll. I called them and since they said the roll should have been enough they FedEx'd another 20 ft. to me the next day free of charge.


Here's a tip: If you have a step ladder you can put a stick through the roll and hang the roll between the legs of the ladder.

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