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Old 03-11-2012, 07:38 PM
gereed75 gereed75 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: pittsburgh pa
Posts: 554

Dan Brian and Bob, Glad you guys are interested. I think that you will be pleased with the results.

I made my prototype set out of aluminum - I think 5052 1/4 hard (not sure what heat treat it was). It was soft enough to be hand formed. I made it in three sections - a left curved piece, a right curved piece and a center section. That way you could fit the two curved sides and make the center section as long as necessary to get the sides expanded and alined into a snug fit inside the stock cowl.

That looks like a pretty good effort Dan, and will certainly serve to check it out.

Sent my prototype out to Bob Mills. I guess he didn't know what a valuable piece he now owns!!

Good luck with it men and I'll help out if I can.
Gary Reed
RV-6 IO-360
WW 200 RV now an Al Hartzell for improved CG

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