This is the next phase of the University of Central Florida 2007 ASME Human Powered Vehicle Team's fairing construction. We will be using the "negative" tools we made the previous weekend to create parts that will resemble the plug we started with.
Thanks to Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control....
Video Large Scale Mold Making - Part 1
Video Mixing Polyester Resin
Photo: 2006 HPV Fairing next to 2007 Fairing (not yet complete)
Step 1: Planning
Take your glass and lay it out over your tool and see exactly how much you need. Then, cut your fiber for each necessary layer. For us - this required:
8 10' X 36" Sheets
8 6' X 11" Strips
8 6' X 16" Strips
Cut to fit Pieces of CoreMat
Remember, we have two tools to make one complete part (in two halves). So, this material is enough to do four layers of glass with core (3 glass layers, Core, 1 Glass Layer).