Bruce 79 ECA recover

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I've done lots of installs of plexiglass in airplanes and I second using the proper bit(s).
Also after drilling I use a dremel tool with a fine cone-shaped stone to chamfer the holes to prevent future cracks. When mounting; just snug the screws up, plexi grows when it heats up so you want to leave some room to grow.
Chris
 

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Thought I would through this out there, I ordered Solar gray skylight and windshield, part number 192SG 288SG and if you look at the picture you can see my old skylight how much darker it was and what I received is not what I was expecting. More than likely I miss something on what to ask for and how dark I could order it, but for future reference for anybody else if you want it darker pay attention what you’re ordering.

Next can anybody tell me what they used to put the windshield in for the bottom seal? Thanks
 

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As I slowly move along fitting the envelope I’m trying to make sure I connect all the wires that are needed to before I close up the wing roots but I don’t remember where these wires go would anybody know? I have a wiring diagram and numbers on the wires but no numbers on the wire but not listed in the book. I’m thinking they go behind the fuel site and connect the ground wire is easy to accommodate.
 

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Looks like you figured out where to put those wires. Presumably they are nav and strobe light wires and will connect to the wing wires up towards the nose rib.
 

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A little more done and seems like a lot farther to go.
But there is color 😁 next to let paint cure a week then layout some stripes and N number.
 

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Well this took a lot longer than I thought it would, seemed to take forever to stripe and number, there not perfect but for me they look good not sure how the pros do it. I’m off to Wy for a couple of weeks then I can start putting some parts back on . Still have to paint one wing and a lot of small parts.
 

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Wow, you really made quick progress on that fuselage. Yours is much nicer than mine. Jealous!

I saw a while back you were asking about what to put the bottom of the windshield in. I spent the last 2 days cursing my ancestors for spawning me, because I was trying to fit the boot cowl back on, so I have spent some time looking at mine. There appears to be a V-shaped rubber channel that the bottom edge of the windshield sits in, and which sits in the groove formed by the top edge of the boot cowl and the fairing that is riveted to the boot cowl to overlap the windscreen. My rubber channel appears to be mostly dust, and someone has repaired it by pulling off the panel glare shield and applying an enormous glob of clear silicone sealant to the inside bottom edge of the plexiglass. Something else to fix when I get the time.

Anyhow, the real answer to your question is the same as for all other questions: Call Chad at ACA, find out the part, and order it from him.
 

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Ever get to a point and think why did I start this? Or what have I done? Now to clean up make my wish list and see what Santa brings me.🤡
thanks for the photos Bruce. I keep coming back to these project threads as I try to move things along just to make sure I'm not about to make a major mistake!
 

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Thought I would catch up on some progress, I have hopes of getting all the small parts painted next week and striped then we’re off for several months before I can get back to hopefully finish the project.
 

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