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Old 10-20-2019, 06:30 PM
Rich Pulman Rich Pulman is offline
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: CYQA Canada
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Angry Broken windshield on RV3

When sliding my canopy back earlier today, it somehow pulled on the windshield bow causing the windshield (plexiglass) to crack around the entire length of bow. So the windshield is now more or less separated from the bow but is still intact and secure where it attaches to the fuselage skin. The sliding canopy is completely unharmed.

So, what to do next??? I'm hoping for a solution that doesn?t require buying/replacing the whole canopy, but my experience in this area is extremely limited. Any thoughts from those who are more so would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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Old 10-20-2019, 07:34 PM
David Paule David Paule is offline
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Location: Boulder, CO
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Some Rocket owners and, I think, RV-8 owners, replaced their windshield with a flat wrap of acrylic. While that would involve removing the old windshield and redoing that connection to the fuselage skin, it's perhaps a possibility.

It sure does change the looks of the plane. Some people even like it.

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Old 10-20-2019, 11:02 PM
Norman CYYJ Norman CYYJ is offline
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Would Methalyene Choride work to repair it? Someone out there might know.
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