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Old 10-16-2016, 02:02 PM
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Any Idea where I could get cowls for the RCM Piper Seneca ll?
Old 10-22-2016, 03:07 PM
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http://www.fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/catalog.htm
That's where I got mine. But I didn't see them listed so you may need to contact them about the cowls
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With a lot of help from rvnrcer, I emailed Craig Schmidt<[email protected]> at Fiberglass Specialties and got some great info. The part number he came up with is HOP-6, the overall dimensions are approximately 6 ” wide by 4 5/8” high by 4 1/16” long. They are 54 dollars for the pair. I haven't done any measuring on my plane yet, but look like they might work. He sent me a photo of the mold. 54 dollars for both, thats a no brainer. If they work I know where I am getting mine.

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Old 02-07-2017, 12:44 PM
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Did you ever see if these will work?
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I haven't ordered it yet, but will next week. I don't really see a problem with it, that can't be solved. It will take about 2 to 3 weeks to get to me from the time i make the order. I will update then.
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Thanks much Dave.

Tom.
Old 02-21-2017, 06:53 AM
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Tom, I ordered the cowls today, should be here in a week or two. I have been trying to find some retracts for it, what did you use. How long were the struts, they look like there 130mm or so from the plans, seems kind of short to me.
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Hi Dave; I have not started on it yet, but I was thinking I would try some of Hobby King electrics in it.
The real plane has a short gear like a Beech Bonanza.
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Tom, I am not much of a builder, or video taker, but I have posted a few videos of my build on You Tube. If your interested here is a link to the Fuse build. Fuse Build

Dave
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Thanks Dave; I have been thinking that I would eliminate every other former. It seems that there a lot of wood that does not need to be there. Thanks much for the video link, looks great!

Tom.
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David David were have you gone?
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Still here..... Things at work are slowing down, as they do this time of year..... This summer has been a work everyday mess, that's a good thing. I will be back working on it in a few weeks.
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Dave; did you trash the fuse as well?
Old 09-18-2017, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Walther View Post
Dave; did you trash the fuse as well?
No I still have it...... Wondering about it, I got a ton of time into it, its straight, but its made of balsa. One of my first concerns about this plane was the fact that the fuse forms were balsa. This laser cut short kit made the formers out of 1/8 ply, what I thought it should have been made of in the first place. It was a ***** making that using the balsa, the cabin area where the window go, broke every time I did anything to it, I glued those part over and over again. I am thinking about doing it with the ply..... Just thinking, ton of work down the drain.

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