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Old 12-04-2011, 07:13 PM
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Arrow RV-1 Photos - Canopy Restoration

Click on the photo... enjoy!



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Old 12-04-2011, 07:22 PM
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Very cool! There is a lot of effort going into this project - can't wait to see it parked up at OSH this next year!

Kudos to everyone involved, directly and indirectly!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:26 PM
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WOW, for anyone wanting to know how to cut a canopy and skirt!!! I learned a LOT from the pics and comments posted... please keep the pica site up for a while....
thanks!
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:28 PM
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Love the picture sequence! Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:41 PM
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The RV-1 is a true "composite" aircraft. All of the disciplines are present!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:03 PM
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Outstanding Job!!!

Got the presentation for the belly pan restoration you can share?
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:03 PM
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The RV-1 is a true "composite" aircraft. All of the disciplines are present!
Yup...in fact, I think I found a bone knife and a bit of a bearskin when cleaning out the tail cone....

Glad to see the pictures Ernie - outstanding work on the captions! Louise and I have been so busy on the final push wish the -3 that we haven't goten to visit Jay's now since October. Lots of phone calls on the project - but need to get up there and see that engine!!!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:35 PM
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Very nice canopy picture sequence. That is an instant VAF fiberlassing classic.
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Very nice canopy picture sequence. That is an instant VAF fiberlassing classic.
Larry,

While I did take the photos, I'm not a fiberglass guru (or a guru of anything) so take what I say with a grain of salt. It was however my understanding from Gary that this was not a "typical" RV layup. I'll ask Gary to respond with specifics, but notice in the sequence that the layup and PVC tape separate as a unit from the masking tape. Gary did share that his biggest concern was to avoid damage to the paint and/or fabric on the RV-1, and that he believed this modified technique was the best approach. Before he started the job, I did notice that he tested several brands and types of tape both tape to tape and tape to paint/fabric. Just sayin...
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:28 AM
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Fantastic sequence Ernie!

It's looking REALLY good...
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