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Old Jul 07, 2011, 11:37 AM
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yes....seems like they didnt carry them in stock...they ordered them from another company....maybe in the UK....i dont remember for sure.....anyways...they sent me a link to them and they didnt have any either.....it looks like i may have to carving one.....i'll try to get some more pictures up soon.....so we can see where we're at.....
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 12:49 AM
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I can't remember what the kit had for a cowl. How about carving one from foam then making a fiberglass one and then melt out the foam or make a female mold from the male just incase you need one at some future point.
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Old Jul 08, 2011, 01:04 AM
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Have you tried this site: http://www.stansfibertech.com/products.html

He lists the following 2 cowls. Not cheap, but like I said, I don't remember what the kit had, been way too long.

MW-414 Beercat 27.95
MW-414ext Beercat, Extended 28.95

Also this site: http://fibertechnmore.com/store/inde...kgqr85dsegu147 shows same prices.

Neither show stock status, but if they have the molds, they probably make on order.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:02 PM
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carving a foam mold is looking pretty good.....those are some high dollar cowls for no bigger than they are.....they are priced like a 120 sized cowl !!!!

thanks for the links ron.
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 08:09 PM
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well....i tried to make a cowl....

i carved a core/plug to the shape i needed.....glassed it....sanded....and glassed it again......good grief....way to heavy....and it didnt fit as well as i wanted it to.....so i am ordering one from fibertechnmore.com.....i sure hope this gets me over this cowl hump....i think the rest should go quick after this......
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 12:55 AM
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Ordering a cowl is the quickest and easiest way to go. Just wondering, what weight fiberglass cloth did you use? What did you use for resin?
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 08:27 PM
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heavy cloth.....bondo resin.....i know....thats why it was heavy...right? lol....i could have lived with the heavyness....but it was a little too big around....the cowl should be in mid of next week....i'll post some pics when it gets here.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 08:30 PM
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oops i meant "heaviness"?
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 12:16 AM
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Yep, don't need that heave of cloth. Better light wt with some CF embedded and no Bondo. There is a filler that is ultra thin glass balls that can be mixed in epoxy or finishing resin to create a filler. The finishing resin does not have the agents added that makes FG tough to sand and the little balls add no real weight, but fill voids and can be sanded easily.

I can not remember the name of the little balls right now, got some of it but don't have original packaging. You can use it with any glue, even Cya.

Looking forward to seeing the new cowl, how it fits and quality.

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Old Sep 28, 2011, 06:59 AM
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the cowl looks great....good quality....i dont think i could have made one this nice.

i'm down to sanding out the rough edges on the beercat....i hope to be ready to do a little covering soon.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Hi, was wondering how you were doing. That does look nice.

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Old Oct 12, 2011, 06:18 AM
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Ive always wanted one of these beerkats, how much $$$ you askin for this one and when can you get it ready for me to fly?
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Old Oct 13, 2011, 01:18 AM
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Hi SofaKing, just wondering how the Beercat is coming along. Any progress?

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Old Oct 13, 2011, 08:32 PM
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ron,

i seem to be having trouble finding free time....everthing is pretty much ready to cover...i still need to make a windshield....but its ready for covering.

AintQytRite,

im half tempted to let you finish it.....half tempted.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 12:59 AM
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Use your better judgment and you finish it so it gets done. I am dragging on a bunch of foamies right now.

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