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Graham 06-22-2017 04:42 AM

Glareshield Trim
 
Has anybody used the Classic Aero Designs RV7 Glareshield Trim on an RV6?

If so what was their experience?

Thank You
Graham
New Zealand

219PB 06-22-2017 07:07 AM

I purchased it on mine. Had to perform some minor trimming but was very pleased with the outcome. I hate to say it but I forgot to take any pictures. The top skin was cleocoed in place and the glare shield trim was fitted. The glare shield trim and top skin was then removed so that I can have better access to install my avionics.

Malndi 06-22-2017 07:19 AM

Graham

I spoke to Luke at Classic aero about this when I was ordering my aviator seats and other things for my 6. He explained that due to inconsistency in the construction of 6s, their 7 glareshield trim could not be assumed to fit a 6. He suggested tracing the glareshield curvature of a 7 onto a piece of paper and measuring it against my 6.

In my case it wasn't even close. Suggest you find a 7 and conduct a similar comparison. If it matches I think you could order the glareshield trim with confidence. If not, theres a project for you. Or if your 6 is still under construction I imagine you could cut the glareshield to match the trim.

Mal

219PB 06-22-2017 07:34 AM

One thing about the installation. Classic Aero supplied a template that I laid on the top skin. I traced the line, trimmed back the skin in a couple of places, drilled the holes, and the glare shield fit perfectly.

219PB 07-07-2017 05:56 PM

Glareshield trim pictures
 
I installed the glareshield trim and took some photos.








Graham 07-18-2017 12:50 AM

Glareshield Trim
 
Thanks everybody for your helpful replies. In the end I borrowed an RV7 glareshield trim and trial fitted it. As a result I am trimming 0.75" off my glareshield "trailing edge" over most of its width. Have bitten the bullet & ordered a Trim from Classic, so will report back how well it fits.


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