GLASS / FOAM
GlassFoam is a high density structural foam core panel with .010
glass/epoxy skins bonded to both sides. These panels can be
used as fuselage bulkheads, wing ribs, and boat deck beams. The
composite panels can easily be cut with a Dremel jig saw.
GLASS / BALSA
Glass/Balsa panels consist of machined end-grain balsa core
with glass/epoxy skins laminated to both sides. These panels
have many applications, such as fuselage bulkheads, formers
and high stress wing ribs that normally use conventional birch and
CARBON / BALSA
ACP's carbon/balsa panels consist of two plys of unidirectional
carbon fiber skins, layed up 0-90 degrees and bonded to an end
grain balsa core. This lay-up offers a panel which is lighter than,
but with the same stiffness and strength as Lite-Ply or five ply
birch plywood. It is excellent for 1/4 scale or larger aircraft
firewalls, fuselage fommers or bulkheads. Cut this material with
our Tungsten Carbide Saber Saw (T-01). The exposed balsa
edges provide good gluing surfaces inside fiberglass fuselages.
The carbon fiber surfaces are compatible with aircraft fuels.
Construction Hint:: For engine mount attachments, use 1/8"
plywood disks on the back side of the firewall to secure the blind
nuts. To prevent crushing of the end grain baisa when bolting the
engine mount to the fire wall, use an aluminum tube cut to the
same length as the bulkhead to sleeve the bolt inside the bulk-
head. Another way to prevent crushing of the core in this
application is to drill three holes 1/8" dia. spaced at 120 degrees
around the engine mount hole and then insert dowels into these
holes. The dowels should be cut to the same thickness as the
firewall. Use large washers on the engine bolts so they sit on top
of the dowels and prevent crushing of the firewall.
DOUBLE CARBON / BALSA
The panel Incorporates carbon skins made up of two plys of
unidirectional fibers layed up 0-90 degrees and two pieces of 1/4"
end grain balsa bondedtogetherto make upthe core. The finished
panel is 1/2" thick. The panel can be used for firewalls on 1/4"
scale aircraft and larger Unlimited Racing aircraft.
GLASS / NOMEX
Nomex honeycomb is an Aramid Fiber (similar to Kevlar®) that
offers exceptional weight to stiffness values. When woven
fiberglass is bonded to both sides of the Nomex honeycomb core,
the resulting panel is very lightweight and stiff and fuelproof too.
Panels are available in 1/16", 3/16" and 1/4" thickness. Can be
used to replace LitePly for fusealge formers and bulkheads.
CARBON / NOMEX
Panels incorporate two plys of undirectional carbon fiber, layed up
in 0-90 orientation, over a Nomex core, resulting in a very stiff and
lightweight panel. Available in .060", 3/8" and 1/2" thickness. The
.060" thick panel can be used for servo and radio trays. The 3/8"
and 1/2" are ideal for lightweight ribs, formers and bulkheads.
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