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Old 11-05-2013, 09:38 AM
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Default Arlington, TX?

So Randy, have you ever had the desire to visit the beautiful city of Arlington, Texas? I know of a guy that would LOVE to have his canopy turn out like that!

Wow, now THAT is impressive!

Great work!
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:00 AM
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Beautiful work, Randy! I'm looking forward to the completion of your RV-12.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:59 PM
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Thanks guys.

Once it starts to get cold up here, Texas sounds much nicer! I might be coerced with the right incentives.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:52 PM
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Very nice work and informative photos Randy. I've done my fairing using more or less the same method and have been wondering about the best way to glue it to the canopy. It looks like you painted the outside of the canopy, which means the proseal would be sticking to the paint rather than the plastic. Or is the paint on the inside?
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:40 AM
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The canopy is painted on the outside. It was sanded first to roughen the surface. Basically, the proseal around the plexi provides a water seal. It is really held on along the sides. I have no worries that the fairing is EVER coming off that canopy.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:21 AM
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OK. Thanks for the reply.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:53 AM
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Default 11-12-13 Finish Kit Completed



Final step for me was sealing up the rear window. I over-drilled each attach hole and used a rubber bushing to protect the window from cracking. This technique is discussed in another thread regarding the installation of the rear window.



I loosened up every screws and used shims to hold the window off the aluminum. I then used a syringe to inject fuel tank sealant progressively around the window. I slightly tightened the screws and wiped off the excess.

Additional pictures can be found here.

Now, I am waiting for the avionics kit to arrive.
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:19 AM
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Randy, the oversize hole and bushing look to be about the same diameter as the head of the screw. How much grip has the screw/nut got on the window?
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:27 AM
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The head is bigger, but that's not really what holds the window in place. The bushing expands as the screw is inserted. On the sides, I used some slightly oversized washers on the inside of the window that expands the contact area. With the fuel tank sealant all the way around the perimeter of the window, I can probably remove all the screws and the window wouldn't budge an inch.
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427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
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Old 11-14-2013, 06:45 AM
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Looks good. Thanks
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