Notices
Composites Fabrication And Repair Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass and all the newest high tech composites

Front windshield

Old 04-26-2004, 02:37 PM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: cc, FL
Posts: 53
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Front windshield

Hi! Does any one have an idea how to make a new front windshield. I have an old Beechcraft Baron Twin. This kit hasn't been made for about 8 years from what I've been told. i bought it used and completely rebuilt it. Test ran yesterday with minor adjustment problems. I'm replacing the side windows with flat thin Lexan stock. The front is a molded bubble windshied. Anyone out there had any success making these. The original is still in one piece but very fogged and scratched. Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks
Old 04-26-2004, 02:49 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Mike James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 2,565
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Front windshield

If you haven't already done so, check with Iron Bay. (continuing the Byron line) http://www.ironbaymodelcompany.com/

If they can't get you a part, then you could:

1. Make a new plug. suitable for vacuum forming, and make them yourself (a lot of work)
2. Create paper patterns that fit the openings, and cut them from flexible plastic.
3. Wax and PVA the nose of the plane, do a glass layup over it, creating a shallow female mold, from which you could mold good-fitting, but not clear, fiberglass windows.
4. Figure out a way to de-fog and de-scratch your existing windows.
Old 04-26-2004, 05:35 PM
  #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: cc, FL
Posts: 53
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Front windshield

Mike, Can't thank you enough for pointing me towards Iron Bay. Called and talked to John the owner and they had the complete windshield and side glass set. He also gave me all the specs I've been trying to get as far as throws and CG etc. Glad to have a place for Byron parts.
Good flying
Fred
Old 04-27-2004, 03:20 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Mike James's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 2,565
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Front windshield

My pleasure.

Have you noticed that "Iron Bay" is the "pig-Latin" equivalent of "Byron"?
Old 04-27-2004, 10:38 AM
  #5  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: cc, FL
Posts: 53
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Front windshield

Not until you mentioned it. Very clever of them. I'm trying one of their fuel pressure regulator sounds like it may cure a problem I'm having.
Thanks again
Fred

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.