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Old 10-24-2018, 10:27 AM
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I got reasonably good fit with my doors. I think this was in part due to the extra effort I put into securing the doors to the cabin top while bonding the two halves together. In addition to the clecos called out by the plans, I used duct tape to pull the doors securely into place all around the perimeter. Once the epoxy cured, when I removed the duct tape and clecos the next day, the doors laid flat against the cabin top.

Just a suggestion for those who haven't bonded the doors together yet.
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Old 10-24-2018, 10:36 AM
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I got reasonably good fit with my doors. I think this was in part due to the extra effort I put into securing the doors to the cabin top while bonding the two halves together. In addition to the clecos called out by the plans, I used duct tape to pull the doors securely into place all around the perimeter. Once the epoxy cured, when I removed the duct tape and clecos the next day, the doors laid flat against the cabin top.

Just a suggestion for those who haven't bonded the doors together yet.
Thanks for the post. Duly noted!
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:03 AM
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Use enough cleco's and I doubt you'll need to break out the duct tape. Very happy with the fit of my doors to the frame.
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I'm honestly wondering if it's because I have a pink top and grey doors! Either way, some work to be done!
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Old 10-24-2018, 12:15 PM
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I'm honestly wondering if it's because I have a pink top and grey doors! Either way, some work to be done!
I don't think so.

Same molds are being used for the gel coated parts, as were previously being used for the non-gel coated parts
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:24 PM
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I don't think so.

Same molds are being used for the gel coated parts, as were previously being used for the non-gel coated parts
Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different?

The finish inside looks different and AeroSport talks about a different fit for their overhead console.
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Old 10-24-2018, 03:39 PM
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Are the old (c. 2005) green tops different?

The finish inside looks different and AeroSport talks about a different fit for their overhead console.
The console fit is an issue with the inside surface of the top. The inside surface is variable by the guy doing the layup. The mold is only for the outside surface. Can't speak for anything but the green tops, but it is clear these did not use a mold for the interior side .
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You know when you have a long day at work and are tired but choose to build an airplane when you really should be resting? That equals dumb ideas and ludicrous jumps to conclusions.

I only had two screws in each hinge on both doors and the cabin side of the hinges weren’t tightened. So, I got all that resolved and then went back and added two washers under the rear hinge of the left door and wow, the difference is night and day. I still have some low spots on the doors but the situation is 100 times better.

I feel like I got two weeks of work done in an hour tonight!
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Old 10-24-2018, 09:47 PM
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You know when you have a long day at work and are tired but choose to build an airplane when you really should be resting? That equals dumb ideas and ludicrous jumps to conclusions.

I only had two screws in each hinge on both doors and the cabin side of the hinges weren’t tightened. So, I got all that resolved and then went back and added two washers under the rear hinge of the left door and wow, the difference is night and day. I still have some low spots on the doors but the situation is 100 times better.

I feel like I got two weeks of work done in an hour tonight!
Since you're working on the doors, you'll give both weeks back pretty soon doing stuff you thought would take an hour. ;-)
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