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Old 05-03-2018, 08:53 AM
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I'm thinking Kydex
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:51 AM
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Default Simple ABS Vacuum-Forming

This is what we do for a living.....albeit on UTV accessories and not RV's. This looks like simple ABS with a slight hair-cell finish. ABS plastic sheet is readily available at most any plastic supply house across the nation. KYDEX resembles the ABS identically, and is a lot more fire / burn resistant. Like mentioned, you could make a simple male tool out of MDF or plywood (MDF ideally). Then create a simple vacuum form fixture, heat the material, and suck it down onto the mold. This would be much prettier than 3d printing, in my opinion. In other words, it would 'flow' better, being molded around a constructed tool.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:55 PM
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Check out the rear stick cover from Cleaveland Airtool (aluminum) - $75. You could roll your own, or save time with this.

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...Order-Form.pdf

I have one of these that I ordered with my interior from DJ for my new RV8. It includes the stick boot. Should be able to make it fit an RV4. I havenít installed it yet (just did my first flight last week), but the trial fit is pretty close. Iíll have to add the cup holder if I want - available from any boat store.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:05 PM
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This is what we do for a living.....albeit on UTV accessories and not RV's. This looks like simple ABS with a slight hair-cell finish. ABS plastic sheet is readily available at most any plastic supply house across the nation. KYDEX resembles the ABS identically, and is a lot more fire / burn resistant. Like mentioned, you could make a simple male tool out of MDF or plywood (MDF ideally). Then create a simple vacuum form fixture, heat the material, and suck it down onto the mold. This would be much prettier than 3d printing, in my opinion. In other words, it would 'flow' better, being molded around a constructed tool.
This is exactly what they did at Aero Commander for the singles when I was there - first job out of college.

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Abbey at Flightline has one
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cdeerinck Aircraft Spuce part #11-02054 it's ABS apparently HDPE is about the same stuff their both thermoplastics.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:29 AM
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Kitplanes, 2014, at Maule Aircraft:



http://sekisui-spi.com/technical-res...ming-processes

http://sekisui-spi.com/technical-res...chnical-briefs

The kicker is the requirement to build a form, and the vacuum tables/frames/etc. The form alone could be used for a glass/epoxy part.

Or just build an aluminum cover:

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