flat panels out of 3 layers of 450g CSM.
The plan is to try and get four panels made, ready for the next stage of the tub, which is the sitting in squab part either side of the transmission tunnel. It’s also a chance to practice my wet-lay technique.
I also think that if I am skinning both sides of a steel space-frame section with a diagonal in, then I don’t need the diagonal at all. Come to think of it, how brave should I go – make a full panel and dump the steel altogether? I could make a full panel and use a CF tube as a cross-brace if I wanted. If I made a panel it could be made from front-to-back uni-directional so I will be able to do it in two skins and a good core layer
Repeat to self –
I will not replace all the steel for a composite tub.
I will not replace all the steel for a composite tub
Now that I’m off to make the panels out of poly-resin I’m doing it outside, so hopefully I won’t poison the household.