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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #255 on: December 29, 2016, 03:41:07 PM »
Yes very nice progress indeed.  Is that a real glare shield or a replica?  Cause it looks damn good!
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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #256 on: December 29, 2016, 03:49:44 PM »
Thanks @Marvin, the GS is a replica- nothing but plywood and fiberglass. You can see the build progress from page 8-12 on this thread.

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« Reply #257 on: December 29, 2016, 04:08:04 PM »
Thunder,

Thank you.  Gonna check that out now!
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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #258 on: December 29, 2016, 04:14:20 PM »
Thunder,

OK sorry for that I should have reviewed your entire progress threat before asking.  That is pretty damn impressive.  I like how you mixed using wood and the fiberglass coating on the bottom.  Very clever and awesome results!

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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #259 on: December 29, 2016, 04:56:31 PM »
Hello Thunder,

I really like your progress here and I'm very impressed about your fiberglass-work, especially on the seat at the beginning of your thread. Just one question: what type of fiberglass-mat did you used? There are so many types with different g/m2 and so on... I'm a little bit confused  ::)

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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #260 on: December 29, 2016, 06:07:15 PM »
@mcfrag0815 - the fiberglass I used came from a local hardware store. The top surfaces are made from fiberglass cloth because its easier to finish while the back is reinforced with fiberglass mat as the omni directional pattern makes it stronger than the cloth.

Here are the links:
Mat:http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-8-sq-ft-Fiberglass-Mat-20129/202077814
Cloth:http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-Bondo-8-sq-ft-Fiberglass-Cloth-20128/202077813

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #261 on: December 29, 2016, 06:48:52 PM »
This helps a lot.
Even if the shop don't know the weight of the mats they're selling in g/m2  ::), but I think I will stay with General Guderian: "Nicht kleckern, sondern klotzen!" (Thinking big in every way) and much weight regarding g/m2 will do the job.
Your tip with the fiberglass cloth as a final layer is worth it's weight in gold because it seems to save a lot of reworking  :thumbsup:

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Re: Thunder's Trainer
« Reply #262 on: August 13, 2017, 07:41:27 PM »
Does anyone have reference photos of the red "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" covers for the ICP and HUD glass?

I was able to pick up a HUD mock-up assembly. It needs a little TLC and some slight modification to fit my setup, but I like it.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 08:11:17 PM by Thunder »