Let me try and explain in more detail. I have built three RV10s.
Secondly let me split the tow issues at hand. Windscreen and windows.
The first one (RVI) has been flying since 2010 and I have sold it three months ago. I have that horrible Weld-On on the windows. Applied filler, sanded it smooth and painted over it all. After 8 years of service, there are a few small cracks. Note that I did not do a glass layup over the windows.
On the windscreen I have used Sika, done a glass layup all around, applied filler and smoothed it. Then painted over the Sika line and onto the windscreen all around. To this day no cracks at around the windscreen.
The second one was JVR - the green one above. I have finished it in July 2014 but unfortunately it was destroyed in December 2016. Sad. Here I went for glass layup all around the windscreen and the paint was obviously applied as seen in the pictures all around.
On this one I have opted for the Cirrus look with the windows with the plexi totally exposed. It is here where the miss understanding was. I have asked them to paint up to the Sika and they went over. Up to shortly before the accident, there were no cracks.
The latest and third one was XOX finished recently. Also posted somewhere above. Here we wanted the black posts and obviously this called for a different approach. The windscreen - only glass layups around the bottom and this then painted. The rest of the windscreen painted up to the Sika. On the four windows I have kept the plexi exposed and it was painted up to the Sika line.
Yes Dan the windscreen has been set in a good bed of Sika under the glass in all three builds.
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RV10 - ZU-XOX - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-JRV - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-JVR - (Written off)
RV7 - ZU-LOL - (Flying)
RV10 - ZU-RVI - (Flying)
RV7A - ZU-MER (Bought back)
RV7A - ZU-JAD (Sold Flying)
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