Re: Swallow replica appeal

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Posted by Magnus on March 28, 2010 at 13:50:59 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: Swallow replica appeal posted by peter Willis on March 28, 2010 at 08:37:20:

Peferring to chapter 9 / page 247 of 'Nancy Blackett' by Roger Wardale....

Ernest Altounyan described to John Berry how he used fibreglass (not epoxy) to sheath Mavis. It then mentions polyester resin, but not the glass mat you'd expect.

This was 1958, so hardly the peak of technology for either fibreglass or resin, especially when applied by an amateur.

Of course, if he hadn't done this, Mavis might have rotted through long before...?

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