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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:18 am    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Greetings,

I'm looking for a new nose cone for the current SlingShot project. I've seen pictures with both the older round nose, and the newer pointy nose, so I'm assuming they're interchangeable. I've asked Kolb about it, but since it's SNF week, I don't really expect to hear from them until sometime next week.

In the mean time, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows for sure that the two types are interchangeable, and also if anyone happens to have a new nose cone they don't need.

Thanks,
Rusty


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:29 am    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

What is the cost now?? last I knew and with a bad memory...450 bucks?? That was 8 years ago...memory again?? Same as used on a Firefly?

I bought a damaged one from Travis back many years ago for 75 bucks. The instrument panel was de laminated which suited be for I wanted to be able to detach it to access the rear.

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Greetings,

I'm looking for a new nose cone for the current SlingShot project. I've seen pictures with both the older round nose, and the newer pointy nose, so I'm assuming they're interchangeable. I've asked Kolb about it, but since it's SNF week, I don't really expect to hear from them until sometime next week.

In the mean time, I thought I'd ask if anyone knows for sure that the two types are interchangeable, and also if anyone happens to have a new nose cone they don't need.

Thanks,
Rusty

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

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What is the cost now?? last I knew and with a bad memory...450 bucks?? That was 8 years ago...memory again?? Same as used on a Firefly?


Cost is one of the questions I asked, but I don't expect a reply anytime soon due to SNF. I fear it will be high enough that I'll be compelled to fix the one I have, and I really despise fiberglass work. I wonder if I can make an all aluminum nose Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

My (actually, our) friend in FL who used to make rotary bits & pieces has an original Twinstar with an aluminum tube/fabric covered nose. Probably about 1/4 the weight of the F-glass nose on mine (the one I bought from him). Just a thought...
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Cost is one of the questions I asked, but I don't expect a reply anytime soon due to SNF.  I fear it will be high enough that I'll be compelled to fix the one I have, and I really despise fiberglass work.  I wonder if I can make an all aluminum nose Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:19 pm    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Consider bringing it to a local auto body repair shop. They all do fiberglass work. I fixed my own, and modified the lower flange for a compass. It was smelly, but worked just fine.

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Cost is one of the questions I asked,
but I don't expect a reply anytime soon due to SNF.  I
fear it will be high enough that I'll be compelled to fix
the one I have, and I really despise fiberglass work. 
I wonder if I can make an all aluminum nose Smile

Rusty


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Where and how bad is yours damaged?

Is it possible to keep the very front, the double compound curved bowl.  Then adapt a new set of single curved top, sides, and bottom to go from the front bowl to the cage attachment?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments. I'm happy to report that the nose cone I have isn't nearly as bad as it initially looked. There are plenty of extra holes to fill up, but there's really only one side with a significant deformity. Even new cones need some work to fit, so it may not be that much more work. I'll still wait to hear what Kolb says about a new one, but most likely the cost will push me toward just fixing this one.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:49 pm    Post subject: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Your best bet is to fix the old one, and save up your money to buy a new one when you screw the old one up. Ask me how I obtained this brilliant piece of knowledge.
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Thanks for the comments.  I'm happy to report that the nose cone I have isn't nearly as bad as it initially looked.  There are plenty of extra holes to fill up, but there's really only one side with a significant deformity.  Even new cones need some work to fit, so it may not be that much more work.   I'll still wait to hear what Kolb says about a new one, but most likely the cost will push me toward just fixing this one. 

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

lcottrell wrote:
Your best bet is to fix the old one, and save up your money to buy a new one when you screw the old one up. Ask me how I obtained this brilliant piece of knowledge.
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LOL! Screwing one up certainly makes the price of a new one look better. Of course fiberglass will give you the opportunity to screw it up multiple times...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Hello Rusty,

My present FS has a longer (about 10") nose cone which tappers down to a very slender front nose, but it is not pointed, it is flattened. It completely changes the FS from its gawky blunt nose to a sleek, streamlined plane. In my opinion, it is much more attractive than Kolb's longer version. I absolutely love the look, but I designed my trailer around the short stubby nose, so in short, it makes my FS much harder to load as I now have to go up and over the original wheel well.

With great pain to my vanity, I am planning in the near future to replace it with an old stubby nose that I acquired years ago. At my point in life, function trumps beauty, so my thoughts were to sell it for half the price of Kolb's longer nose cone.

One of my FS's previous owners still has the mold. If I ever track him down, it would be a great asset to be made available to the Kolb community. It truly is a work of art. -Richard Swiderski


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone have a spare pointy nose cone Reply with quote

Hi Richard,

I think you're FS has been telling lies Smile

It's a neat look, but I'm trying to keep the overall length as short as possible for easier trailering and storage. My garage is just barely long enough for the stock nose.

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