Started a new custom build... thought I'd actually create a bit of a log of it for once. Couple of goals for this rocket Explore some new building techniques Build a rocket that can be launched with I motors in the 2000-3000' range Setup for dual deploy in one of two configurations Dual...
I'm not an expert, and have done it on only one rocket.
-Glassine peeled LOC Airframe tube
-West Systems 105/206
-Tube mounted horizontally on a mandrel (I used a modified grill rotisserie)
-Resin applied with chip brushes from center out towards ends (as the rotisserie spun)
-Once fully wetted, squeegeed to remove excess resin
-Heat shrink applied and shrunk (with heat gun carefully as the rotisserie spun)
The Soller sleeves are excellent and work great. If you decide to get into a broader range of "glassing" - i.e. vacuum bagging, fins, tip-to-tip, etc - in addition to a broader range of materials and weights, you will need to delve into various types of cloth. If you watch Jon Coker's videos on glassing (both tubes and fins) you will hear him talk about cloth (FG & carbon fiber), "release layers" or "peal ply", "batting" and mylar.
Using these techniques is more difficult than sleeving the tube, but you can achieve different things once you get into cloth based techniques.
As noted above, I find West Systems to be the best for layups. Jon uses Aeropoxy 2032 in his videos and I have tried it. It is wonderful stuff, but literally takes days to cure (in an elevated heat environment). West Systems gives you a great overnight cure.