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Old May 30, 2015, 02:51 AM
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Does anyone know if the guy that used to do the retract set for this still sells them?
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Old May 30, 2015, 06:20 AM
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What about " DIP "

I have seen it at some fiberglass supply shops you use it to coat tool handles . It could coat the cowl and make it more resilient. But at what weight cost.
Hey Ace High! When I get new cowls I put 2 of rings of old t-shirt material coated with 5 min epoxy inside. The thinner the better. Not so much as to make it an anchor. Put one in the middle and one near the front. Mix the epoxy put on some vinyl gloves the run the material through it. Gently squeeze out the excess between two fingers. I also put square tabs where the holes are for the screws that attach it to the fuse. Take care not to get it on the outside! I know it sounds like you need three hands to do it. I hold the cowl between my knees. (Sand well first to remove any paint or crud and aid in adhesion first!) This is also a good way to repair fixable cowls.

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Old May 30, 2015, 07:15 AM
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Worst case, Parkflyerplastics makes a cowl.
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Old May 30, 2015, 12:20 PM
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Does anyone know if the guy that used to do the retract set for this still sells them?
PM Orion Pax, he hasn't been active in a while though!

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Old May 30, 2015, 12:25 PM
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What about " DIP "

I have seen it at some fiberglass supply shops you use it to coat tool handles . It could coat the cowl and make it more resilient. But at what weight cost.
You're talking about Performix Plasti-Dip (or equivalent). I use it for various things in the hobby but not usually in anything that flies, it's not very light, it's rubber.
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Old May 30, 2015, 01:00 PM
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PM Orion Pax, he hasn't been active in a while though!

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Cheers Nom,

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Of all my planes, and their threads, this one seems to be the most loyal and active....even more than the newer releases. The Wildcat is truly a special part of history, both past and present.
This and the S.E.5a are very active for planes that are no longer made. Love my S.E.5a...
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I found a 3 liter soda bottle will make a cowl for the Wildcat. I flew for a while with one. Then I bought a cowl here http://parkflyerplastics.com/cart/in...roducts_id=518 and glued the 3 liter bottle inside it. No more broken cowls. Last landing I caught a tall weed just before touchdown that would have broken the original cowl. No damage to this one.
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