- By Pjotr Sillekens
- 1 February, 2010
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The team from DEMO have finished production of the first propeller mold!
An aluminum mold consisting of a top and bottom part of the propeller blades of the first propeller has been finalized. The propeller blades will be made of composite material. Next step in the production process is trying to create the blades using chopped fibers. This process is planned to be started next week. When this production process does not give the required results, the blades will be created using the lay-up of fibers and injection of the mold with resin.
Because the Zesar will make use of counter-rotating propellers, another mold has to be created which is mirrored to the one already produced. The drawings for this mold will be directed to the workshop this week.