Reinforced is what I need* as carbon fiber is a wolven fabric how stiff is the sheet? The product yet to be received needs to be reinforced. the discription doesnt really say of the 1mm sheet. does anybody know???? thanks for a response....
With dremmel. I use conic diamond bit or
usual drill for metal. Metal drill do not lasts too long, need to sharpen it after 2-3 holes. Diamong bit requires cooling each few seconds.
Diamond makes better edges.
When I need big holes, then I can use larger grindstone bit.
Don't forget to protect eyes and langs. Dust is very toxic.
I believe the carbon washers are still impregnated with something to hold the strands together. If you were to try and cut a washer out of raw carbon fibre cloth it would very quickly fall apart. OR the washers are made with a very tight weave to overcome this and the cloth found here is a fairly open weave so that it is compliant. I don't think you'll find what you are after here..
It appears to be coated in resin. The piece I have on my desk does not appear to be conductive with my multi meter. I find aluminium works good for electrodes in electrolysis. Copper corrodes too quickly.
I wouldn't do that, you'll end up with splinters and frayed edges. 1mm cuts quite easily with a hack saw or for a better finish, a fine tooth razer saw. To avoid breathing the dust, I always cut CF wet.
Scouring carbon fibre is very hard. as it is a fibrous material you want to cut it through with something sharp otherwise it will splinter etc like fibreglass does. i use a cutting wheel on a dremel (rotary tool) and it cuts it clean and quick
use the cutting wheel on dremal or similar,cover carbon in masking tape so you can draw on it.wear a mask,goggles as well as latex gloves as carbon dust is toxic.if you have heavy duty tin snips they work great for straight lines.
As your building experience/skills increase you will find yourself making modifications to kits to improve strength, performance, etc. These CF sheets are used as raw stock just like balsa sheets. Unlike balsa, these CF sheets are bullet-proof yet light. They can be cut to make reinforcement plates for motor mounts, landing gear blocks etc. Most of the E-power kits coming out of Asia have weak landing gear mounts that need beefing up. If you do this before your 1st flight you won't have the fru
forgive my ignorance on this. i need to know how the flex of this material compares to 1/8 balsa. im constructing a lightweight autogyro hub and need this on the top and bottom on my hinge material. needs to be very very stiff. thanks!
I think I know what you want to do, this would be perfect for it. The 0.5 mm is already so much stronger than balsa, does not compare really. The stiffnes on 1mm would be stiffer than stainless steel, without the weight of course.
I cannot give you the math regarding the relative stiffness, but there is simply no comparison. The carbon fibre will easily exceed your requirements for stiffness. To give you an example. If you have a piece of carbon say 1cm by 10 cm, I doubt you could break it in your hands....
Recommended to use laminating resin, it's somewhere between finishing and 30min resin.Finishing resin will work fine if youv'e got it. If you haven't then 1-2 hour epoxy will work if you thin it about 20-25 with medical grade isopropel alcohol (99 pure is best (From a chemist shop)30min will work if you only have a small area (Re-inforcing ribs/spar/undercarrage areas) to do, and you work quick! heat the epoxy as well and it'll thin out, but then you have to work very, very quick!
Do not BREATH in dust from cutting CF it is vary HARMFUL to your LUNGS and probably eye to.Don't laugh,but I spit on the part to cut and all of the dust stays put until I'm done cutting (BY HAND, NO POWER CUTTING)it will through dust every where an affect your family to!Use any thing that will coagulate the dust in the cutting area. Be safe HK shoppers.We need to be in the AIR not in the ground.A metal hacksaw blade work well.
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Great item!! I have so far made copies of my 3dhs servo arms and pull pull rudder arms. I also replaced the control horns with carbon fiber copies. It saves a bit of weight on the plane overall and looks great. Trace your item onto paper then cut out, then use a suitable glue to stick paste onto CF Sheet. Then a dremel or similar tool on high speed can be used to roughly cut out shape. Finish off gently with a grinding stone. Then peel off paper!