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RE: One Piece Windshield

Been working on the mould again. It wasn't as true as I wanted. I fixed some low spots. Now it's like glass! Also got the heater closed i...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Update: Since the last update I have installed the quartz tubes and made some test firings. The quartz works great. I fired two test pieces. The...

2 years ago
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RE: Model 10

Looking good.

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Finally got the shipment of quartz tubes. Incredible stuff. AKA fused silica, it's melting temperature is around 3000F and it's transparent to infra r...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Update time. I did a few tests using just infrared heating and it worked. The plexi was still a little cold for the trip to the mould though, so I w...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Hanger fabricated and track installed. Allows the plexiglas to be held vertically to keep optical properties better than horizontal heating and makes ...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Progress on the heater...   [img/p>   [img/p>   [img/p>   Totally safe! LOL.   Actually, It's on a GFCI b...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Thanks Will. Good information. My supplier does not stock the tinted acrylic and requires full lift orders. If people want colours and coatings, I wil...

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RE: -3 fuel tanks in a straight, 108. Exploring the possibility

@rjpustellgmail-com Thanks, Bob. If I had known before I started my wing extensions this might have been a possibility. I think it may be easier...

2 years ago
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RE: One Piece Windshield

Good news. Just got word that they have .187” clear plexiglas in stock in 6’ X 8’. That means I can get 2 windshields out of one piece. Less waste is ...

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RE: -3 fuel tanks in a straight, 108. Exploring the possibility

I still need someone to take some pictures of a stripped -3 wing around the outboard end of the removed tank showing ribs, drag wires and reinforcing ...

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RE: -3 fuel tanks in a straight, 108. Exploring the possibility

Well, it does answer the question. I would still need the specs or pictures of the -3 wing that I need to change on my wing though.

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RE: o360 vs o540 conversion

Hey Dave, I think you can also look for an E4B5. Basically the same weight as the B4B5: 366lbs. 260hp. PA32 Cherokee 260, etc.

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