A fellow builder from the Netherlands recommended this Sikaflex 295 UV adhesive to me. He uses it to fix acrylic windows in the yachts the company he is working for is building. What is good for such top yachts must also be perfect for my airplane. Indeed this is perfect adhesive for the windshield. I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I installed the windshield. It was a relatively easy job. I used butyl tape (I still had this tape from building the house), Würth Scheibendicht and Sikaflex 295UV. I am pretty sure the windshield is waterproof and strongly fixed.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Retainer is ready for installation. Surface is clean and smooth. I do not paint the retainer, since I will paint it in the general aircraft color later.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As written in the manual I used Auto Body Filler to get a smooth retainer surface. This Auto Body Filler really works great. After 3 layers of this filler and some time of sanding, it ended up in a clean, nice and smooth surface. It works really quick. After 30 mins of drying you can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The photo shows the retainer in the raw format. It looks really ugly. You don’t think to get a nice smooth retainer at some point of time.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Last layer is this peel ply layer. It helps to get a nice, non waxy surface.Continue Reading... No Comments.
The windshield and other parts are coated with duct tape. On top if this tape the fibreglass retainer will be built. I used duct tape instead of wax paper. It worked quite well.Continue Reading... No Comments.