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Dennis Harm 01-06-2021 07:39 AM

Glare shield edging
Hi everyone. Building the 14A and wondering what you’re using for the glare shield edge. Checked McMaster Carr and can’t find anything that would look good, thanks Dennis

rv8ch 01-06-2021 07:51 AM

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Many ways to skin that cat - here's what I did. Idea from Kevin Horton, really happy with the results.

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Got this from Kevin Horton, originally posted by RV-6 builder Mark Nielsen:
For my glareshield, I mounted a piece of 3/8″ soft aluminum tubing (same as
fuel line) along the aft edge of the glareshield. I cut a lengthwise slot
in the tubing, pushed it on the aft edge of the glareshield, and held it in
place with fillets of epoxy along the top and bottom. I was pleased with
the results. It gives the glareshield a nice “beaded” edge that looks right
in place next to the tubular frame that supports it (tip-up canopy). The
tube also stiffens the glareshield considerably and eliminates the “sharp”
aft edge.

To cut the slot in the tubing, I used a 3″ cutting disk mounted in a drill
press. I drilled a 3/8″ hole near the edge of a 2×4 and cut a slot between
the center of the hole and the edge. This was clamped vertically on the
drill press
so the cutting disc protrudes through the slot into the center of the hole.
The tube was pushed through the hole to cut the slot. (I drew a guide line
along the length of the tube so I could cut the slot straight.)

I used Power Poxy (Walmart) for the fillets. It has the consistency of very
soft modeling clay, is easy to use, sets up in about 30 minutes, and sands
easily. The application tool was my finger moistened with rubbing alcohol.

JDA_BTR 01-06-2021 07:59 AM

The edging from cleaveland tools works perfectly with no fabrication.

bhester 01-06-2021 08:11 AM

My edging
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In 2005, I ordered mine from McMaster Carr, I think it was Style 6
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Swiss14A 01-06-2021 11:32 AM

Kantenschutz :)
Here is a source for Europe based builders:

I ordered:
KS0-1S , KS-TPE0-2,5S and KS-TPE1-2S,
and have not decided yet which to use :)

Jpm757 01-06-2021 11:46 AM

Got mine from Classic Aero, nicely stitched and padded and came with a template for fitting.

RV10Pilot 01-06-2021 01:15 PM

This is what I used on my 10. Heavy Duty Plastic Trim, 1/32"-1/8" Wide x 7/16" High Inside, Pebbled

CJ in EP 01-06-2021 07:05 PM

Classic Aero
In my 9A I installed the Classic Aero offering and was very impressed. Very high quality, looks sharp, easy to install, and worth asking price IMO.

bkervaski 01-06-2021 07:10 PM

Dennis Harm 01-06-2021 07:45 PM

Thanks for the reply’s everyone

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