VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 10-20-2019, 07:30 PM
Rich Pulman Rich Pulman is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: CYQA Canada
Posts: 35
Angry Broken windshield on RV3

When sliding my canopy back earlier today, it somehow pulled on the windshield bow causing the windshield (plexiglass) to crack around the entire length of bow. So the windshield is now more or less separated from the bow but is still intact and secure where it attaches to the fuselage skin. The sliding canopy is completely unharmed.

So, what to do next??? I'm hoping for a solution that doesn’t require buying/replacing the whole canopy, but my experience in this area is extremely limited. Any thoughts from those who are more so would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Richard
__________________
RV-3A bought
RV-8 building
A330 borrow

Donated 2019
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-20-2019, 08:34 PM
David Paule David Paule is online now
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 3,988
Default

Some Rocket owners and, I think, RV-8 owners, replaced their windshield with a flat wrap of acrylic. While that would involve removing the old windshield and redoing that connection to the fuselage skin, it's perhaps a possibility.

It sure does change the looks of the plane. Some people even like it.

Dave
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-21-2019, 12:02 AM
Norman CYYJ Norman CYYJ is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Victoria B.C.
Posts: 1,222
Default

Would Methalyene Choride work to repair it? Someone out there might know.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:00 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.