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Old 01-06-2021, 07:39 AM
Dennis Harm Dennis Harm is offline
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Default 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
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Old 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.
Mickey Coggins
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:59 AM
JDA_BTR JDA_BTR is offline
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The edging from cleaveland tools works perfectly with no fabrication.
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Old 01-06-2021, 08:11 AM
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Thumbs up My edging

In 2005, I ordered mine from McMaster Carr, I think it was Style 6
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:32 AM
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Default 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
Alexandra & Fabian
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Old 01-06-2021, 11:46 AM
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Got mine from Classic Aero, nicely stitched and padded and came with a template for fitting.
RV6 #20477 completed 1991 sold.
RV7 #72018 N767T first flight 11/21/2017
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Old 01-06-2021, 01:15 PM
RV10Pilot RV10Pilot is offline
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This is what I used on my 10. Heavy Duty Plastic Trim, 1/32"-1/8" Wide x 7/16" High Inside, Pebbled
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:02 PM
Northernliving Northernliving is offline
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Originally Posted by bhester View Post
In 2005, I ordered mine from McMaster Carr, I think it was Style 6
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Also used McMaster-Carr. Got the part number here on VAF from similar conversations. Part number 8451A22. Looks good, simple, cheap and works. What not to like.
Brian J.
Boston, MA
RV8 Based at ORH - Purchased
RV8 - The Project #83313 - Under Construction
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Old 01-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Dennis Harm Dennis Harm is offline
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Default Edging

Thanks for the reply’s everyone
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Old 01-07-2021, 03:41 AM
RViator60 RViator60 is offline
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Jeremiah at Classic Aero told me they are planning to produce their RV-7/9 Glareshield liner for the RV-14, but it's not available yet. Abby at Flightline Interiors told me she has their version available with is quite nice. Both are retailing in the $200-$300 range. I decided to buy some Trim-Lok along with some synthetic leather to fashion my own liner. I purchase 60 mm computer fan covers to hold the fabric down. I may include the forward edging idea that Mickey posted. I'll probably glue the fabric to some 1/4" foam and then Velcro the whole thing in place.
Marty Guinn
Based at KSUT, Southport, NC
- 1973 PA28-180 (N55087)
RV14A Build
- Started Sep19, Aft Fuse complete
- Wings and fuel tanks completed,
- IO390 ordered (Oct20 deliv)
- Hartzell 2-blade composite delivered.
- Currently working on fuselage
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