New Windshield Option!!

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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:22 pm

I do have some Makrolon ( scratch resistant) like they use on public busses , but it is much less flexible, and I think we have reached the maximum flexibility with the regular stuff.

I have zero feat of bird strike coming thru this lexan, too tough for that.
Plexi tho - that would worry me.
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby Rik » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:17 pm

The bird strike issue makes me wonder just how strong a 3/32" piece of PC is going to be? On the F16 canopies they are a combination of PC and Acrylic. Typically the PC is only like /14" thick with a 1/2" thick layer of Acrylic. The PC will craze and turn yellow over time. We make a replacement one made in Acrylic for boats.

Stretched acrylic is supposed to be able to withstand a higher impact than regular acrylic too.

We coat our PC and Acrylic with a scratch "resistant" coating which enables the use of alcohol cleaners and such not to attach the material. We don't get scratches from cloths and such as well.
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:48 am

Now Im gonna have to build a chicken launcher

I wonder if I could fit a seagull in a potato gun?
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby Rik » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:12 pm

BDA wrote:Now Im gonna have to build a chicken launcher

I wonder if I could fit a seagull in a potato gun?


If at first you don't succeed, boil the hell out of the bird. That will make it nice and soft.
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:27 pm

Finally got around to finishing the cowling to new boot cowl fit.

The new boot cowl is farther toward the front so there is a little overlap with the bottom cowl, meaning there is 3 layers of cowling in that corner. So I had to trim a corner out of the bottom cowl so that the top cowl would lay flush.

It sounds like this is only the case with the XL Titan cowling.
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Top, boot and bottom overlap
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby AV8R Paul » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:15 pm

Shawn, did you do the fiberglass work on the Boot Cowling, or does Richard sell the revised Boot Cowl. I wish I had seen this before I had built, it is awesome.
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:13 pm

No fiberglass work

He sends everything, very nice pieces!

They are not perfect for the XL yet, but he is working on that.

Even tho they arent quite perfected for the XL it wasnt hard to make it work.

The added visibility is definitely worth the effort.

I cant wait to fly it!
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby AV8R Paul » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:16 am

When do expect to be flying it? I’ve got a round trip ticket to Alaska I have to use by May 2020. I had to cancel my trip to Valdez this year. I’d love to come see it. I’m probably going to be going to the Great Alaskan Air Venture & Valdez in 2020.
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:36 pm

Hoping to rig and fly by middle of Aug.

Come on up
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby AV8R Paul » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:21 pm

Well do you have an Airplane yet?

BDA wrote:Hoping to rig and fly by middle of Aug.

Come on up
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Re: New Windshield Option!!

Postby BDA » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Nope
Life keeps getting in the way.

Very soon tho...
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