posted on Apr, 12 2015 @ 08:25 AM
Less fasteners equals less stress at holes and reduced tendency for micro cracks.Longevity with glues and adhesives will be the telling point.First
full composite was a Supermarine Spitfire fuselage built out of at the time high tech resin impregnated material like Bakelite.It lasted three months
out under the sun.
Another trick with modulation is running control lines and other systems inside the composites.All will work well until you have to replace a small
damaged section. See Australian Tiger Helo vs axe wielding protestor (hippy) for that outcome..