Flying Lunar Lander

Not multihull content, but composite content.   

Last Friday at midnight, a 120 mph wind (according to neighbor w/weather kit) hit the lunar lander lower floor awaiting painting. Hold-downs parted and it tumbled and flew 135 feet. It is photographed here in the street ready to be moved back. Only damage was fist size crush where it hit the rock wall. Other neighbor secured it with forklift and chain before I arrived, as in the picture. When I squirted primer on it later I noticed sticks jammed into the top foam. That it means it was upside down at times. I’m amazed at how little damage there is.  A great test for biaxial joins.  Especially with one free edge on it.

windstorm

 

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