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    Default Use of Filler on Fuselage

    There are several places on the fuselage where the interaction of components require the use of some kind of filler to create a solid foundation for fabric covering. Front left AL panel and carbon fiber intersection adjacent to fuel selector/Rear Fuel Drain area/Longeron and Alloy Tubing both sides of rear fuselage to name a few.
    CC use Bondi in the videos, but Polyfiber advise "No" because of shrinkage and later possible de-lamination of the fiber.
    Some suggest the application of anti-chafe tape in susceptible areas to cover the filler before covering will work.
    Others say an epoxy filler? is the only answer.
    What works?

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    Default Re: Use of Filler on Fuselage

    I used poly fibers two part epoxy filler. Light weight and designed to be used with their process.

    https://www.stits.com/store/superfil.html

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    Default Re: Use of Filler on Fuselage

    Russell,

    This is what I used. worked perfectly:

    DSC_0808.jpg

    See post 34 on this excellent thread:

    http://forum.cubcrafters.com/showthr...n-s-Build-Tips

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    Default Re: Use of Filler on Fuselage

    Thanks for the reply, I used a very similar West System 105 resin product.

    www.westsystem.com/the-105-system/

    Very happy with the results, did you apply fabric tape or paint before the fabric blanket?
    Cheers,

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