For anyone contemplating the construction of a composite aircraft, Wicks Aircraft Supply now offers a sampler for anyone new to the field of foam and fiberglass.
The kit, which features an illustrated manual written by the Rutan Aircraft Factory, includes two types of foam, epoxy resin, glass bubbles, flock, fiberglass cloth, brushes, cups and spatulas.
The manual, “Moldless Composite Sandwich Homebuilt Aircraft Construction,” describes the nature of the materials, cutting and prepping for epoxy, laying up the fiberglass, inspection and repairs, tools required and cleanup.
“The purpose of the kit is to introduce potential builders to the experience of working with composites,” said Scott Wick, president of Wicks Aircraft Supply. “This way an individual can make a more informed decision and have a better idea of what he or she would be getting into if they elect to build a complete airframe.”
The kit is $95.
For more information: 800-221-9425 or www.wicksaircraft.com