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Offline Peter Jack

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #120 on: May 06, 2012, 01:31:19 PM »
Wayno, that is going to be sooooooooo nice!  :-D :-D :-D  :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #121 on: May 06, 2012, 01:51:06 PM »
Very coool Wayno, I want one :cheers:
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #122 on: May 06, 2012, 03:57:26 PM »
Chomp chomp chomp. Wayno

Who does the lexan for you? Or do you do it?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #123 on: May 06, 2012, 04:17:51 PM »
Very nice Wayno

+1 on Tman's question, do you make the nose screen yourself?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #124 on: May 06, 2012, 04:24:27 PM »
Marvelous windshield. The reflections from the light tubes are as straight as a string.

Good Job.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #125 on: May 06, 2012, 04:56:33 PM »
Wayno, you going to the lakes, if so see you there.
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #126 on: May 06, 2012, 09:56:25 PM »
The windscreen is actually a glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate (PETG). I had it formed by Aircraft Windshield in Los Alamitos, California. It was on their suggestion that I use that material because it has the properties of Lexan with better optical clarity and formability. For the record, they were really good to work with and I'm happy as a clam.  :-D Glenn, the light lines carry right on through on the body. You're right. They're very good. Glen, I'll be at El Mirage. I'm hitching a ride with Buddy and the Fladhead Cad. I have starting line duty Saturday morning and I'll be at the White Goose Bar. Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #127 on: May 06, 2012, 10:09:41 PM »
See you next week!
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #128 on: May 06, 2012, 10:28:41 PM »
Thanks Wayno.
Iv'e just will started emaling a guy in South Aus about making a canopy, I will see if he can do canopies in PETG.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #129 on: May 07, 2012, 08:15:02 AM »
Jon, for the record I supplied them with a male mold for the screen. The mold has to go a couple inches beyond the edge that you want to end up with so you don't have wrinkles in that area. Also the process used is drape forming because it gives better optics than drawing the sheet into a mold. I used a mold that I got from Jack Kelly and carefully blocked it down to 320 grit. Oops. They proceeded to rough it up with 40 grit so the felt wouldn't slide around and bunch up. I had forgotten that part of the process.  :roll: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #130 on: May 07, 2012, 10:47:11 AM »
Before cockpit construction is complete, you may consider engineering a small holder to house an "A" harmonica
for use while waiting in line. Of course there is always the chance it may not pass technical inspection. Ha

Hopefully we have a date to Boogie again, at the Cook meet.

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #131 on: May 07, 2012, 01:02:34 PM »
Absolutely, Drew.  :cheers: Wayno

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #132 on: May 07, 2012, 01:47:42 PM »
It's got a beer can holder, what more do you need. :roll:
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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #133 on: May 08, 2012, 12:31:12 AM »
Wayno, did the SCTA approve the PETG or are you going to show up at tech and convince them it is OK?

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Re: Utah Belly Tank
« Reply #134 on: May 08, 2012, 12:37:35 AM »
Thanks Wayno

Not sure if I will get something done here or over there.

First response from the guy I contacted didn't seem that exciting, I will hunt around here a bit more.
I'm still a bit off needing it.

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