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  #121  
Old 05-30-2016, 09:02 PM
KHeidorn KHeidorn is offline
 
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Default Almost Done with fiberglass parts

All the pinholes filled and ready for paint.





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Old 05-30-2016, 11:46 PM
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Hi Ken Your self contained breather caught my attention. Can you tell me more about it?

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Old 05-31-2016, 09:59 PM
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Hi Ken Your self contained breather caught my attention. Can you tell me more about it?

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It's made by 3M, I bought it used on Ebay. I use the HEPA filters, I found that I could still smell fumes with a carbon filter. The unit blows filtered air into the helmet and keeps the bad air out by maintaining positive pressure.
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:45 PM
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It's made by 3M, I bought it used on Ebay. I use the HEPA filters, I found that I could still smell fumes with a carbon filter. The unit blows filtered air into the helmet and keeps the bad air out by maintaining positive pressure.
Nice. I've got the hobby air and the hose can be a bit problematic at times.

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Old 05-31-2016, 11:00 PM
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Default Isocyanates?

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It's made by 3M, I bought it used on Ebay. I use the HEPA filters, I found that I could still smell fumes with a carbon filter. The unit blows filtered air into the helmet and keeps the bad air out by maintaining positive pressure.
But a HEPA filter doesn't completely keep out isocyanates, right? I don't think there is any available filter that can remove them, hence the need for fresh air breathing system with the air supply located outside of the booth...
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:11 AM
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Default Almost Done

Weighed the airplane the other day. 1243lbs.

Time to get it inspected.




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Old 07-17-2016, 10:38 AM
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But a HEPA filter doesn't completely keep out isocyanates, right? I don't think there is any available filter that can remove them, hence the need for fresh air breathing system with the air supply located outside of the booth...
The problem with that is that your airport buddies can come over after beer call and break wind near your air inlet while you are painting!
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Old 07-17-2016, 12:16 PM
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Nice job Ken. Here's a suggestion that was given to me by my close friend and AP. We are just about finished with our panel also and when he inspected the work suggested that we cover all of the spade connectors with shrink wrap. I know it seems like a lot of extra work but I see the validity in that we live in a very humid environment and there is always a certain amount of vibration. So, tomorrow I am going to buy some high temp shrink wrap and start cutting. Just sayin'.
Just an addition to this posting.

Make sure you get the more expensive 3:1 shrink ratio heatshrink for this job. The usual standard 2:1 stuff probably wont grip the wire crimp end well.
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Old 09-10-2016, 11:22 PM
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Default First Flight

https://youtu.be/7wIiGg1l8FI

Another RV14 flying. Pretty incredible airplane, very responsive, and fast.

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Old 09-11-2016, 05:54 AM
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Congrats! These posts keep me motivated to build on.
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