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Old 02-09-2008, 10:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
trebuchet03
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^^ Done right - you won't need any frame... The glass can be your frame Then, the only thing you'd have to worry about is how to attach

Here's some tutorials I put together for building an HPV fairing:

large Scale Mold Making
Large Scale Tool Making
Large Scale Part Making

This thing is probably around the same size as what your boat tail would be.... We spent about $2300 for tooling and supplies to make that. We used glass that wouldn't shard when broken (a concern for us - not so much for you) which was pretty expensive compared to the alternatives. The most expensive bit - $500 to $600 of blue foam!!!

But, in theory - you can test out the fairing using the blue foam mold before setting anything in glass
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