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Old 07-22-2021, 10:24 AM
Jimmy Cox Jimmy Cox is offline
 
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Default James Aircraft update

James Aircraft is up and running producing cowls, plenums, induction kits and wheel pants.

We have leaned a lot and of course supply chain has been a headache. We had to upgrade to epoxy resin because the vinylester resin was not available. This is the same epoxy formula we have used on Team Rocket parts for 19 years. And the Parabeam core material we use doesn't have the core print thru like the honeycomb core.

The RV-10 updraft and forward facing induction cowls are almost back in production. Also we have the RV-14 cowl almost finished. Both of these should be in production within a month after Oshkosh. And the the RV-4,6,7,8 and 9 cowlings have been going out the door to customers.

I will be at Oshkosh all week. We do not have a booth, but I will be roaming around. If you have questions or just want to chat we can meet up there. My cell phone number is 512-429-0230
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:36 AM
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That's great news!

-Dan
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:51 AM
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That is GREAT!!! I have been a big fan of James Aircraft and bought products. I'll try and touch base with you. I am interested are you going to go to carbon fiber or stick (no pun intended) with fiberglass.

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Old 07-22-2021, 12:35 PM
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That is GREAT!!! I have been a big fan of James Aircraft and bought products. I'll try and touch base with you. I am interested are you going to go to carbon fiber or stick (no pun intended) with fiberglass.

Cheers
We will be doing resin infusion soon on the RV-10 and RV-14. That makes carbon fiber an option. The others molds will be updated to do infusion shortly after that.
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:17 PM
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Its great that you're up and running I just finished an RV8 with a James Cowl, I'm getting it inspected by a DAR tomorrow.
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Old 07-22-2021, 01:29 PM
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That is great. I will be in contact to get mine ordered.
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Old 07-22-2021, 03:45 PM
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Sounds good. Thanks
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Old 07-22-2021, 08:02 PM
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Will the 14 cowl be able to fit the new 390 variant?
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Old 07-22-2021, 09:15 PM
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Yes, with and without air conditioning.
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