Are you comfortable working with composites? Moldless Composite Sandwich Aircraft Construction by Burt Rutan is the manual still used by composite aircraft manufacturers such as Scaled Composites to train new employees. It was originally written as a construction guide for Rutan Aircraft Factory's Vari-Eze, Long-Eze, and Solitaire builders.
Moldless Composites prioritizes techniques over theory. It presents in a practical manner, the basics of working with composites (glass, resins, foam cores and fillers) and then provides a series of simple in-shop exercises including full size templates to develop and practice your skills. This oversized manual includes full size plans and templates for a variety of relevant practice projects.
We highly recommend this book and completion of its projects for anybody unfamiliar with these techniques who is considering a composite aircraft project or any type of composite repairs. A materials list to complete each project is provided and available as a single kit from Aircraft Spruce.
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