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Steve Melton 04-30-2017 06:35 PM

alum sleeve fuel drain fairing
 
thicker than the bronze sleeve but still workable. no threat from galvanic corrosion.




Steve Melton 05-06-2017 08:12 PM

it's not round any more
 
the steel conduit deformed. the plastic fairing did not. two weeks on the torture pipe. the plastic fairing is still in good shape.











I couldn't believe it so I tried again.







this concludes my testing.

home depot conduit is weak. do not use it for any structural parts on your aircraft. :)

Steve Melton 05-28-2017 05:03 PM

in your face lighting mount - RV8
 
another 3D printed idea, ABS plastic.




paint prep




lights shift upwards 0.125 inch after this fit check


Saville 05-28-2017 07:05 PM

If you are looking for ideas - how about a holder for a canopy bow mirror?

humptybump 05-29-2017 04:40 AM

If individuals want 3D prints to not look like 3D prints, then "finishing" is a good option. It's pretty easy and the results can be impressive.

ABS stands up well to the process of sanding the raw print. Then filler primer followed by sanding. Finish paint, sanding, buff, and polish. (Yes, DanH's tutorials on cut&buff work here too).

non aviation related photo for reference only ...


madhun 05-29-2017 05:41 AM

Forgive me if you've already tried this but have you renamed the file to filename.doc and tried sending it, would just need to be renamed at the recipient end.

JR threadlock should be ok on ABS as would Tamiya if you don't have any luck!

Steve Melton 05-29-2017 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saville (Post 1176203)
If you are looking for ideas - how about a holder for a canopy bow mirror?

which mirror?

Saville 05-29-2017 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Melton (Post 1176478)
which mirror?

Onces I cut out from a sheet of acrylic mirror. If you like I can send you a form to use for the mirror shape.

Steve Melton 05-29-2017 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Saville (Post 1176489)
Onces I cut out from a sheet of acrylic mirror. If you like I can send you a form to use for the mirror shape.

OK, let's give it a go to see if it will work. I'll send you a PM.

Steve Melton 06-04-2017 03:30 PM

RV8 mirror housing
 
idea #1







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