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Old 10-14-2018, 09:31 AM
jibby212 jibby212 is offline
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Default Mechanical atachment of slider wind screen

I am getting ready to begin fitting the slider canopy on my RV7, the windscreen will wait until later because the forward top skin is not riveted on yet. I may be crazy and your welcome to let me know it but I am thinking of forming the wind screen to forward skin fairing mostly per plans but not bonding it to the forward top skin. Im thinking rivets or screws and a sealant between the fiberglass and aluminum that could be removed if ever needed. I am just not in love with bonding the two together, don't have a single real good reason. Has anyone done this?
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:41 PM
Ralph Inkster Ralph Inkster is offline
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
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I've done similar to the last 2 projects I worked on. Saved on the effort to finish the fiberglass/acrylic edge as it could be done off the plane, but after bonding & riveting the fairing to the front skin, I still feathered it in the usual way.

I run a proseal bead along the leading edge of the w/screen for sealing and attachment before doing the glass fiberblass work.
Maintain lots, upgraded - repaired - & modified more, rebuild a few, & built some too.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:56 PM
painless painless is offline
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Made mine out of aluminum. There is an article in one of the way-back issues of the RV-aitor on how to do it.
Jeff Orear
RV6A N782P
Peshtigo, WI
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:15 PM
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Whichever way you do it, you'll need more than the "handful" of pop-riveted clips that the manual indicates is sufficient - or you'll end up with cracks in the paint at the joint. Anchor that rascal down and make it take root.
Greg Niehues - PPSEL, IFR, Repairman Cert.
Garden City, TX VAF 2019 dues paid
N16GN flying 400 hrs and counting! Built an off-plan 9A with too much fuel and too much HP. Should drop dead any minute now.
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