Tue Apr 20 2021

Rain gutter experiments

So, I decided to do two things:

  1. Using UHMW tape, form a channel for drips to direct water towards the aft edge of the rain gutter strip, and
  2. Form a drip edge to force droplets to drop off before running downhill to the longeron

Well, that kind of worked, but not completely. On the good side, the drips that ran out to the edge did, indeed, drip off the drip edge. Unfortunately, some didn't run down there were, instead, likely to stick to the underside of the canopy skin. You can see one of these droplets stuck in the corner where the drip edge is bent downward.