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    Default Bubble windows

    I would like to put Bubble Windows in the Pilot Side and in the right side door. Has anyone done this? Would like to increase pilot side window to the tube below the lower window frame.

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    Hmmm, I've never seen them on our short wings but the idea sounds intriguing...


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    I have seen this concept before.
    Made contact with a guy some years back when I started gathering info for my project - I think I still have it and will go back through my stuff to find the info.
    He sent me a number of photos and some notes on how he did it.
    Actually it was a pretty mad project and was an eye catcher.

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    Thank you that would be great!

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    A friend of mine had to mold his own bubble canopy for a Hiller helicopter. He basically built a oven and vacuum formed them. Sholudn't be to hard to make a frame add vacuum to one side and heat it. The biggest problem would be distortion.
    -Super Stub-

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    Default Re: Bubble windows

    Found these pics so far - apologies for the quality as they were low res when I got them
    Have an email and more pics and will post them when I find them.
    These ones are blown not vacuumed and the guy made up a jig the same as a door frame with air going to it. All is explained in the email when I find it.

    CIMG5223.jpgCIMG5213.jpgCIMG5182.jpg
    Last edited by HunterJ; 01-24-2018 at 04:45 PM. Reason: More info

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    Default Re: Bubble windows

    That seems like a neat plane. I wouldn’t mind hearing more about it if anyone has any details.

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    Default Re: Bubble windows

    Hi all
    Found the emails and other pics of the process.
    It's a PA14 replica built buy Charles Helmholdt.
    Happy to forward on to anyone who would like the info, just send me an email to hunter.jones@bigpond.com
    Cheers
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    Default Re: Bubble windows

    https://clearedtoland.me/2013/10/

    I found the build blog for the bubble window 2+2.
    Interesting in that the bubble windows added 8" of cockpit width.
    Last edited by cappt; 02-01-2018 at 10:22 PM.

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    Default Re: Bubble windows

    Quote Originally Posted by cappt View Post
    https://clearedtoland.me/2013/10/

    I found the build blog for the bubble window 2+2.
    Interesting in that the bubble windows added 8" of cockpit width.
    That is interesting. Thanks for the link.

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