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Old 08-26-2022, 09:49 AM
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Default Carbon Fiber parts

Does anyone know if anyone is making carbon fiber parts to replace the fiberglass? Thanks
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Old 08-26-2022, 10:47 AM
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Ken Krueger has some nice stuff:

https://www.skydesigns.aero/products
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Old 08-26-2022, 11:23 AM
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RV Bits has a few as well.
https://www.rvbits.com/

I cheated. I used their fiberglass plenum and applied one layer of carbon fiber. The plenum was a fair amount of work to fit but their intersection fairings fit very well. I do wish companies wouldn't use gel coat. Vans as well. I would much rather finish myself. Leave them bare fiberglass and save some money. Gel coat has a bad habit of chipping or cracking and messing up a paint job.
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Old 08-26-2022, 11:54 AM
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By special arrangement, HP Aircraft LLC (advertises here) will make you a set of the racing wingtips in carbon. Usually use fiberglass and they weigh about 3 lbs. Carbon ones would be lighter.
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Old 08-26-2022, 05:36 PM
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Where or who is a good supply of carbon cloth or some 4” carbon tape?
Want to make up a part in carbon fiber and fiberglass.
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Old 08-26-2022, 08:03 PM
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Where or who is a good supply of carbon cloth or some 4” carbon tape?
Want to make up a part in carbon fiber and fiberglass.
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I just bought a linear yard of CF 60" from Spruce.
Never used tape.
Their shipping is pricey but I needed other stuff anyway.
I just cut what I need. If you're careful, there is no more fray waste than fiberglass. I save the fray and use it for CF flox. Run the rotary cutter back and forth over it till it turns to flox. I use it to fill small spots so it matches.
I do use fiberglass roll occasionally. I guess that's tape.
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Old 08-27-2022, 08:32 AM
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Where or who is a good supply of carbon cloth or some 4” carbon tape?
https://store.acpcomposites.com/carbon-fiber-woven-tape
I have no experience with this supplier. Came up from another thread about carbon tape thickness.
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Old 08-27-2022, 11:09 AM
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+1 for Sky Designs

Wheel pants and fairings, brake pedals and more !!
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Old 08-28-2022, 05:37 AM
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These two should have what you need….

https://compositeenvisions.com/
https://www.fibreglast.com/
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Old 08-28-2022, 06:48 AM
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I found this company to be the lowest cost. I never requested traceability for the materials, but never used the materials for primary structure.

https://www.carbonfiberglass.com/
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