Estimating your teardrop weight

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Re: Estimating your teardrop weight

Postby Dalorin » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:19 pm


That makes sense. I guess I meant just leaving the paint and epoxy out of the equation. The way that I see it you have the weight of paint and epoxy whether you skin in aluminum or not. If my memory serves I think the aluminum skin adds a couple hundred pounds.
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Re: Estimating your teardrop weight

Postby angib » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:40 am

Let's say a 8x4 teardrop has 110 ft2 of skin area (3.5 sheets of plywood). Then 32 thou aluminium to cover that will weigh 50 lb - a little over 60 lb if 40 thou aluminium is used. Add maybe 10 lb for corner trim and a 10% margin for screws and sealants and you get a total of 66 lb in 32 thou aluminium and 80 lb in 40 thou aluminium.
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