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Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Dirk.tromp » Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:52 am

Hi all,

As life is about contacts, does anyone know or can recommend a person/company, that can redo a perspects windscreen for a LSA Aircraft. I cannot get a factory mould so will have to redo it manually...

Thoughts, suggestions, ideas?

Cheers
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Fredman » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:00 pm

For what plane is it?
I may be able to help.
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by homebuilt » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:57 pm

There is a company in Cape Town that does this but I have no idea of the name of this company. Maybe the Cape Town boys can help here.
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by zudgz » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:30 pm

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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Dirk.tromp » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:31 pm

Thanks all, it is for a little JORA UA2. It is ideally supposed to be 2.7mm thickness.
Im based in PE, but can fly the aircraft where needed...

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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:57 pm

Get hold of Jan Diener through SFC.
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Fredman » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:41 pm

The Jora's windscreens are just flat sheets which you can cut out with a angle grinder.
You don't need to have them blown.
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Vliegskaap » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:49 pm

Fredman wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:41 pm
The Jora's windscreens are just flat sheets which you can cut out with a angle grinder.
You don't need to have them blown.
If this is true, just go to your local Maizeys and ask for flat polycarbonate sheet. They can cut to size. Remove your old windscreen, which will also lay flat when removed, trace it on new sheet and if its complex cuts, do it with a electric jigsaw with a metal cutting blade (fine teeth). Drill holes (if riveted) with a modified drillbit (google this) and your set to reinstall. This worked with my J3 Cub clone.

As a side note, the 2 main types of windscreens are Acrylic and polycarbonate.
Polycarbonatehas trade names like Lexan in the USA and Palsun in South Africa. Polycarbonate is tough in terms of impact resistance. Will take quite a shot and only bend /deflect but will not easily shatter. Can be cold bent and fixed under tension. Cannot be heatformed to compound shapes. Also once its picks up scratches, one cannot really polish them out.

Acrylic Goes by trade names like Plexiglass or Perspex. Usually thicker than Polycarb. Can be heatformed to shapes - usually with a mold. Scratches can be ‘flatted’ out if deep or just polished if shallow. Is more brittle and thus more prone to shatter under impact.

So knowing what type of screen you require is step 1. If polycarb you can do everything yourself and fairly cheaply.
If its acrylic and you can track someone down who has a mold, price will be reasonable. If someone has to make you a mold and the screen, expect a pretty heavy bill.
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Re: Wanted - Anyone that can do Lexan/perspects LSA windscreens

Unread post by Taildraggerdriver » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:01 pm

Dirk.tromp wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:52 am
Hi all,

As life is about contacts, does anyone know or can recommend a person/company, that can redo a perspects windscreen for a LSA Aircraft. I cannot get a factory mould so will have to redo it manually...

Thoughts, suggestions, ideas?

Cheers
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