Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:21 pm

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Here is a chance for me to get the wing tips vac-u-formed...
I gathered my old experiment , and found something I can use .

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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:28 pm

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I'm able to use one of the pieces , I need to patch it up .
The toothpicks help me with the Bondo.
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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:34 pm

A little Bondo...and shaping is needed
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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:44 pm

Hey Guys ,
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The Lexan will be .06"...Oooops, it was .08 - but still in the thickness range

I have the mold matched with the end plate

I had to see the tip in place .(drop the wing)

My angle was "off"...I fixed it

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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:53 pm

After I get the lens covers , I will mount the strobes.

I might find some red and green plastic ...
Each tip will have two strobes ...the front ones could be used as navigation lights .

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Wing tip- Mold (19).JPG
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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:49 am

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I Dodged one ...
The stuff felt pretty flexible ...it said new something ...

The layout was for two factory cuts on each piece .
I sheared the longest cut ... its a FAST motion .
What a horrible sound was coming from the back side of the shear.
I looked the piece in my hand , it looked fine , a little rough .
The "drop"...BIG CRACKS
I cleaned up the shear line to avoid cracks , and used a skinny cutoff wheel to cut /melt the rest.
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This is the size Dave(Bemidji Aviation) said he needed for the small vac-u-form machine .
Basically this part of the project had been on hold until something like this chance came along ,
or I waste more plastic ...
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Re: Wing Tips / Strobe cover

Postby planecrazzzy » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:13 am

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Wow , impressive machine after looking at Utube homemade rigs.

I asked Dave about posting his "contact " info in case youz guyz might need something vac-u-formed.
Some of the things he showed me that he has designed and molded were very professional looking .
I also learned about using Textured plastic sheets ...
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Dave Ekstrom

Director of Engineering

4125 Hangar Drive NW

Bemidji MN 56601

PH 218-751-1880

dekstrom@bemidjiaviation.com
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