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Lexan turtle deck

Postby KevinC » Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:49 am

Ok, call me crazy - but I kind of like the look of a Lexan turtle deck so I'd like to have both.

Anyone know what thickness has been used?  Any suggestions for bending?  Other info?

thanks

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Postby Johnny C! » Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:30 pm

Kevin,
 I think Just used 1/8" thick when they supplied
them that way. It's the only part I haven't gotten
from them yet, but it will be a while before I need
it. If you are going to make your own, take a look
at the one on Gary's Highlander. It has strakes that
line up with the upper edge of the flaps. I want the
Lexan version for better visibilty & for more light
in the baggage area.

I may have some pic's of Gary's, so I'll send them
to you if I do.

Later!

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Postby stede52 » Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:27 pm

Just returned from Oshkosh today and it way GREAT!!!  I did happen to see a coupled lexan turtle decks on the Eurofox and they were made of 1/8 lexan.

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Postby b1x4nqb » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:58 pm

Kitfox used to sell a lexan one that fit out planes for a couple hundred bucks.  It used to be on their website but I don't see it now.  

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Postby Johnny C! » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:15 pm

I can't find a pic of Gary's turtledeck, but
I'll see if I can get one this weekend.

John
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flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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Postby Johnny C! » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:31 pm

I didn't see Gary's plane yesterday,
so no pics of his turtledeck.
Sorry. I'll some of it sometime
& I'll post them when I do.


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I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

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Turtle Deck Pics

Postby Wes » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:02 pm

Here are a couple I took of Gary's Highlander at Sebring Sport Expo in Jan, 2006.
The Lexan is tinted. Kinda cool!

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Postby Johnny C! » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:08 pm

I don't think that's the one I saw.

It was a flat piece of Lexan that went from Flap
to Flap. Then it had 2 flanges riveted to it that
were formed to mate up with the fastener flanges.

It was just as functional with some added points
for the gap filling at the end of the flaps. It supoose
it wouldn't be difficult to add some filler pieces to
match the shape of the flap.


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