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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:59 am    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

Quote:
On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int wrote:



Steve

OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.

I can see from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
I run it completely out of fuel , I could be getting close to the most
forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me i always have
a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
airfield manuals....) in the back.


Keith


From: pastormac(at)comcast.net
To: kis-list(at)matronics.com
Date: 12/21/2016 01:56 AM
Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com





Hi Keith,
Thanks for the reply! My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int wrote:
>
>
>
> Steve
>
> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo , doesn't make a lot of sense
> on a TR-1 , it should be possible by repositioning the battery to get a
> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
> copilots seat which results in a empty Cof G at STA 58.75 ( Cof G must
be
> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
> impossible to exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is located
at
> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from the weighing scales ).
> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider moving the
battery
> further back
>
> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>
>
> Keith
>
>
>
> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net
> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com
> Date: 12/18/2016 04:44 PM
> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com
>
>
>
> Thank you! After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
> the proper weight distribution. I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195. My wife flys
with
> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
> the numbers came out.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com> wrote:
>







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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

1/10/2017

Hello Steve, This can be a real do-it-yourself project. Make a simple mold,
buy acrylic sheet from a craft or hardware store (it is really very
inexpensive), heat the acrylic in an oven, drape over mold, trim to fit,
drill holes for fastening screws, and install.

Don't over think this, it is really very easy and simple. Plan on ruining
the first two or three that you make. If you are willing to tackle this, ask
me for more details. Check the internet for molding acrylic sheet.

OC

PS: What kind of lights are you planning to put under the lens?

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To: kis-list(at)matronics.com
Subject: Lens for landing light?



Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase
an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any
thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our
leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see  from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could  be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me  i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....)   in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date:    12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply!  My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo  , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 ,  it should be possible  by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat  which results in a  empty Cof G at STA  58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to  exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is  located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from  the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider  moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date:    12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you!  After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution.  I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195.  My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....) in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date: 12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply! My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 , it should be possible by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat which results in a empty Cof G at STA 58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date: 12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you! After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution. I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195. My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:56 am    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.
I cut the plexiglas to the correct width but slightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.
Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up the first few tries but you will really like how it comes out.
Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg 
 
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?  

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see  from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could  be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me  i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....)   in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date:    12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply!  My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo  , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 ,  it should be possible  by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat  which results in a  empty Cof G at STA  58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to  exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is  located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from  the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider  moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date:    12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you!  After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution.  I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195.  My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Thanks Galin. What landing light did you use and wig wag??

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 11, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.
I cut the plexiglas to the correct width butslightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.
Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up thefirst few tries but you will really like how it comes out.
Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg

On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
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> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....) in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date: 12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
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>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply! My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 , it should be possible by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat which results in a empty Cof G at STA 58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date: 12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you! After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution. I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195. My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Another technique that keeps the heat away from the leading edge of the week during formation is:
1. Cover the leading edge with packing tape or saran wrap
2. Build a box around the leading edge with cardboard to retain the next step
3. Fill the box with pour-foam, or use Great Stuff from the hardware store
4. Let it cure, then remove from the leading edge. This makes a female mold
5. Make sure you use tape or mold release on the inside of the mold, and fill it with plaster of paris, let cure
6. Heat the acrylic in an oven, and drape it over the mold.

Bob Reed’s web site has a short piece I wrote on installing the lenses after they are formed.
Bill Schertz

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Subject: Re: Lens for landing light?


Thanks Galin. What landing light did you use and wig wag??

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 11, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.

I cut the plexiglas to the correct width but slightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.

Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up the first few tries but you will really like how it comes out.

Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg



On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.




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Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

Quote:
On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:

--> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)

Steve

OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.

I can see from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
I run it completely out of fuel , I could be getting close to the most
forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me i always have
a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
airfield manuals....) in the back.
Keith
From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
Date: 12/21/2016 01:56 AM
Subject: Re: KIS-List: Gross Weight of TR-1?
Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)

--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Keith,
Thanks for the reply! My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
Steve

Sent from my iPhone

> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo , doesn't make a lot of sense
> on a TR-1 , it should be possible by repositioning the battery to get a
> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
> copilots seat which results in a empty Cof G at STA 58.75 ( Cof G must
be
> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
> impossible to exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is located
at
> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from the weighing scales ).
> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider moving the
battery
> further back
>
> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
> Keith
>
> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date: 12/18/2016 04:44 PM
> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
> Thank you! After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
> the proper weight distribution. I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195. My wife flys
with
> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
> the numbers came out.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

I went with the AeroLED AeroSun 800, which are no longer sold. They replaced them with the AeroSun 1600 which is a little longer. They are AWESOME!
http://aeroleds.com/shop/aerosun/?val=aeroleds
You can also find great LED lights at Baja Designs:
https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/S2-Pro-LED-Light-Black-Flush-Mount.asp
On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:08 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. What landing light did you use and wig wag??

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 11, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


Quote:
My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.
I cut the plexiglas to the correct width but slightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.
Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up the first few tries but you will really like how it comes out.
Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg 
 


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?  

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:


Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see  from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could  be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me  i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....)   in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date:    12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply!  My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo  , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 ,  it should be possible  by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat  which results in a  empty Cof G at STA  58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to  exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is  located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from  the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider  moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date:    12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you!  After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution.  I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195.  My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity, has anybody installed a landing light in the cowl of a TR-1 or TR-4?

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
I went with the AeroLED AeroSun 800, which are no longer sold. They replaced them with the AeroSun 1600 which is a little longer. They are AWESOME!
http://aeroleds.com/shop/aerosun/?val=aeroleds
You can also find great LED lights at Baja Designs:
https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/S2-Pro-LED-Light-Black-Flush-Mount.asp
On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:08 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. What landing light did you use and wig wag??

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 11, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


Quote:
My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.
I cut the plexiglas to the correct width but slightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.
Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up the first few tries but you will really like how it comes out.
Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg 
 


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
Quote:
Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?  

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
Quote:
Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.


On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 11:58 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:


Quote:
--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
Sent from my iPhone

> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>
> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see  from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could  be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me  i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....)   in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date:    12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>
>
>
> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>
> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply!  My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
>>
>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo  , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 ,  it should be possible  by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat  which results in a  empty Cof G at STA  58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to  exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is  located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from  the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider  moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
>>
>>
>> Keith
>>
>>
>>
>> From:    pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To:    kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date:    12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject:    Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by:    owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
>>
>>
>>
>> Thank you!  After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution.  I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195.  My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
>>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

I would have a taxi light on each wing and put the landing light in the cowl.
That was my plan.
Al Rosa

On Jan 11, 2017, at 3:04 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
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Just out of curiosity, has anybody installed a landing light in the cowl of a TR-1 or TR-4?

On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
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I went with the AeroLED AeroSun 800, which are no longer sold. They replaced them with the AeroSun 1600 which is a little longer. They are AWESOME!
http://aeroleds.com/shop/aerosun/?val=aeroleds
You can also find great LED lights at Baja Designs:
https://www.bajadesigns.com/products/S2-Pro-LED-Light-Black-Flush-Mount.asp
On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:08 AM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
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Thanks Galin. What landing light did you use and wig wag??

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 11, 2017, at 8:55 AM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:


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My airplane was already built so the shape was already there.
I cut the plexiglas to the correct width but slightly longer than needed. I drilled the top holes then screwed the plexiglas in place. As I applied heat I pressed down on the plexiglas with the long piece of wood until it couldn't go any lower. Don't over heat it or the Plexiglas will sag. I did one small area at a time until it was completely formed around the wing. Once the lens was complete, I cut the excess length off and drilled the bottom holes.
Believe me, it is easier said than done. I took me three tries to get the technique down pat but plexiglas is cheap. Be ready to mess up thefirst few tries but you will really like how it comes out.
Here is a short video of the lights. The lens is so clear it looks as though it isn't even on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Den_xrmvg



On Tue, Jan 10, 2017 at 7:22 PM, <pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)> wrote:
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Thanks Galin. How did you get the form for your wing?

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On Jan 10, 2017, at 6:35 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
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Steve; FWIW I made my own out of a piece of Plexiglas bought at Home Depot. Cut it slightly larger than needed then using a heat gun CAREFULLY warm it up until you can just barely mold it with a long piece of wood. Do it very slow and it will come out just fine. I practiced with a few pieces until I got the technique down pat.


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--> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)

Hi Guys,
I want to add a landing light to my TR-1. Do you know where I can purchase an acrylic cover that would match the leading edge of the wing? Or have any thoughts? I know Van's sells a kit, but didn't know if it matched our leading edge.
Thanks!
Steve
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> On Jan 3, 2017, at 4:09 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
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> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
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> Steve
>
> OC is right. Its best to have a bit of baggage in the back when solo.
>
> I can see from my own calculations that with just me on board ( 150Lbs ) if
> I run it completely out of fuel , I could be getting close to the most
> forward Cof G, without anything in the back . - luckily for me i always have
> a load of junk ( aircraft tie down kit , spare headset, aircraft log books ,
> airfield manuals....) in the back.
>
>
> Keith
>
>
> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
> Date: 12/21/2016 01:56 AM
> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
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> --> KIS-List message posted by: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
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> Hi Keith,
> Thanks for the reply! My battery is located behind the passenger seat and
> still was told to fly with 30 lbs in the area when flying solo.
> Steve
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> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Dec 20, 2016, at 7:28 AM, Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int) wrote:
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>> --> KIS-List message posted by: Keith.Miller(at)esa.int (Keith.Miller(at)esa.int)
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>> Steve
>>
>> flying solo with 30Lbs in the back when solo , doesn't make a lot of sense
>> on a TR-1 , it should be possible by repositioning the battery to get a
>> much better C oF G all round , my battery is located directly behind the
>> copilots seat which results in a empty Cof G at STA 58.75 ( Cof G must
> be
>> in range STA 61.5 to STA 65.6) . With the empty Cof G at 58.75 its almost
>> impossible to exceed the forward C of G solo. ( Pilot weight is located
> at
>> STA 80 in my TR-1 as measured and calculated from the weighing scales ).
>> depending on your empty Cof G i would seriously consider moving the
> battery
>> further back
>>
>> (With an Io240 B engine max take off is 1450lbs).
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>>
>> Keith
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>>
>>
>> From: pastormac(at)comcast.net (pastormac(at)comcast.net)
>> To: kis-list(at)matronics.com (kis-list(at)matronics.com)
>> Date: 12/18/2016 04:44 PM
>> Subject: Re: Gross Weight of TR-1?
>> Sent by: owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com (owner-kis-list-server(at)matronics.com)
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>>
>>
>> Thank you! After repainting the plane and a new weight an balance, when I
>> fly solo I'm having to place 30 lbs behind the seat in baggage area to have
>> the proper weight distribution. I have 15 gal tanks in each wing and can
>> only fly with 10 gal in each. Is this common? I weigh 195. My wife flys
> with
>> me we can have 10 in each tank and 25 baggage she weighs 135. Just the way
>> the numbers came out.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Dec 17, 2016, at 9:19 PM, Galin Hernandez <galinhdz(at)gmail.com (galinhdz(at)gmail.com)> wrote:
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Hi Steve, I have attached (I hope) a picture of a lens former I made for my
TR4 wing. I cut the wing leading edge out to the length I needed for a
landing and taxi light, then used that cutout as a mold to pour plaster of
paris into to make a form for shaping the lens in the oven. When that didn't
work as well as I wanted, I made a better wood shape and covered it with
metal for a great former that worked fine. A finished lens is shown next to
it. I don't know if the four place leading edge is the same as the two place
but you are welcome to use my former if you want. I may be in INDY next
Tuesday if you would like me to bring it and we could meet up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Lens for landing light? Reply with quote

Hi Ed!!
Yes, bring it!!! Would so enjoy meeting you!!
Steve

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[quote] On Jan 18, 2017, at 3:30 PM, Ed Hanson <hansoncp(at)netnitco.net> wrote:

Hi Steve, I have attached (I hope) a picture of a lens former I made for my TR4 wing. I cut the wing leading edge out to the length I needed for a landing and taxi light, then used that cutout as a mold to pour plaster of paris into to make a form for shaping the lens in the oven. When that didn't work as well as I wanted, I made a better wood shape and covered it with metal for a great former that worked fine. A finished lens is shown next to it. I don't know if the four place leading edge is the same as the two place but you are welcome to use my former if you want. I may be in INDY next Tuesday if you would like me to bring it and we could meet up.
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