VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.

  #1  
Old 11-29-2021, 04:12 PM
Fenderbean Fenderbean is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 105
Default Older fiberglass parts

Is there anything different between an older white fiberglass horizontal/vertical stab end caps vs newer gray colored ones?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-29-2021, 04:15 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 5,102
Default Fiberglass

Yes. Pinholes. The gray gel coat is much cleaner. Not sure they fit significantly better.
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-29-2021, 05:40 PM
Fenderbean Fenderbean is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 105
Default

do you think its worth paying for newer ones? From what I have seen, the new parts are not much better as far as finish and fit. If they are stronger thats another story, I would pony up the cash for that since it can be a source of cracks down the road. I have a friend who is a genius with carbon fiber which I thought about sending them to him and have him layup a set in carbon fiber or kevlar
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-29-2021, 06:13 PM
wirejock's Avatar
wirejock wirejock is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Estes Park, CO
Posts: 5,102
Default New parts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fenderbean View Post
do you think its worth paying for newer ones? From what I have seen, the new parts are not much better as far as finish and fit. If they are stronger thats another story, I would pony up the cash for that since it can be a source of cracks down the road. I have a friend who is a genius with carbon fiber which I thought about sending them to him and have him layup a set in carbon fiber or kevlar
Not really. The small parts are easy. No reason to pay for new ones. Split them if necessary. Cleko in place. Apply some glass to hold shape. Remove. Fill the split inside with flox and glass over. Done.
My wingtips were gray gel. Pretty good fit. Hinge attached. Very little paint prep.
Cowl is pepto pink. I'm not looking forward to paint prep. Didn't fit very well either. I almost bought a new one.
__________________
Larry Larson
Estes Park, CO
wirejock at yahoo dot com
Donated 12/01/2021, plus a little extra.
RV-7A #73391, N511RV reserved (3,000+ hours)
Empennage, wings, fuse, finishing kit done. Working FWF
Disclaimer
I cannot be, nor will I be, held responsible if you try to do the same things I do and it does not work and/or causes you loss, injury, or even death in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-29-2021, 06:18 PM
Fenderbean Fenderbean is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Huntsville AL
Posts: 105
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
Not really. The small parts are easy. No reason to pay for new ones. Split them if necessary. Cleko in place. Apply some glass to hold shape. Remove. Fill the split inside with flox and glass over. Done.
My wingtips were gray gel. Pretty good fit. Hinge attached. Very little paint prep.
Cowl is pepto pink. I'm not looking forward to paint prep. Didn't fit very well either. I almost bought a new one.
Wingtips will not be vans, these are just elevator and rudder caps. I will just use them and do some reinforcement.
Thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.