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Eugene Zimmerman



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Gravity and wind pressure holds them firmly in place. No latch ever needed. I made a latch on the first one and soon found it to be totally unnecessary. Often thought about making an easy change summer partial screen the same way but never did yet. Guess I’m getting too lazy in my old age.
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On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:57 PM, Richard Pike <thegreybaron(at)charter.net (thegreybaron(at)charter.net)> wrote:
Eugene: do your flip up canopies latch in the back, or does gravity just hold them in place?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Thanks, Arty

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:37 am    Post subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Bill , I took a few better pictures yesterday, if you still interested?

George H.
Firestar
Mesick, Michigan

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On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:53 AM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net> wrote:





"Jerry-TS-MkII" <12flybellaire(at)gmail.com>

Say if you guys have some good photos of windshields and/or latches please post them here.
I'll be trying to figure this one out on mine before long.

Thanks, Jerry

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Me too. I installed a fixed windshield after speaking with John H, and it is indeed more comfortable, but getting in and out of the aircraft is quite a spectacle. If anyone has details of a good safe latching system that allows easy entry/exit I'd love to see it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

NOW I get it... the forward pin / prop rod is separate from the rear latch pin.

I kept wondering how the heck it would work if those two were the same part.

So the prop rod is not permanently attached to the windshield frame or the fuselage... it is completely removable? Or does it hnge or attach to something in order to be used for two different jobs?

Bill Berle
www.ezflaphandle.com  - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft
www.grantstar.net           - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

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On Wed, 9/12/18, George Helton <gdhelton(at)gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: Re: Firefly / Firestar windshield
To: kolb-list(at)matronics.com
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:35 AM

Bill , I took a few better pictures
yesterday, if you still interested?
George H.
Firestar
Mesick, Michigan

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:53 AM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net>
wrote:
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> "Jerry-TS-MkII" <12flybellaire(at)gmail.com>
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> Say if you guys have some good photos of windshields
and/or latches please post them here.
> I'll be trying to figure this one out on mine before
long.
>
> Thanks, Jerry
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>
> Me too. I installed a fixed windshield after speaking
with John H, and it is indeed more comfortable, but getting
in and out of the aircraft is quite a spectacle. If anyone
has details of a good safe latching system that allows easy
entry/exit I'd love to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Hi guys Where are these pics your talking about? They aren’t secret are they ? I can’t find them

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On Sep 12, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net> wrote:



NOW I get it... the forward pin / prop rod is separate from the rear latch pin.

I kept wondering how the heck it would work if those two were the same part.

So the prop rod is not permanently attached to the windshield frame or the fuselage... it is completely removable? Or does it hnge or attach to something in order to be used for two different jobs?

Bill Berle
www.ezflaphandle.com - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft
www.grantstar.net - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

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On Wed, 9/12/18, George Helton <gdhelton(at)gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: Re: Firefly / Firestar windshield
To: kolb-list(at)matronics.com
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:35 AM

Bill , I took a few better pictures
yesterday, if you still interested?
George H.
Firestar
Mesick, Michigan

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:53 AM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net>
wrote:
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>
>
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> "Jerry-TS-MkII" <12flybellaire(at)gmail.com>
>
> Say if you guys have some good photos of windshields
and/or latches please post them here.
> I'll be trying to figure this one out on mine before
long.
>
> Thanks, Jerry
>
> -------------------------------------------
>
> Me too. I installed a fixed windshield after speaking
with John H, and it is indeed more comfortable, but getting
in and out of the aircraft is quite a spectacle. If anyone
has details of a good safe latching system that allows easy
entry/exit I'd love to see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Yes, Bill. It is attached to the frame rail by piece of plastic fuel line. It keeps the prop rod in place while entering and exiting the air by lifting the Lexan upward or downward. You flex the rod into place this locking the front down. The you put candy rail to cockpit rail and lock the back down. It’s pretty easy
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On Sep 12, 2018, at 2:23 PM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net> wrote:



NOW I get it... the forward pin / prop rod is separate from the rear latch pin.

I kept wondering how the heck it would work if those two were the same part.

So the prop rod is not permanently attached to the windshield frame or the fuselage... it is completely removable? Or does it hnge or attach to something in order to be used for two different jobs?

Bill Berle
www.ezflaphandle.com - safety & performance upgrade for light aircraft
www.grantstar.net - winning proposals for non-profit and for-profit entities

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On Wed, 9/12/18, George Helton <gdhelton(at)gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: Re: Firefly / Firestar windshield
To: kolb-list(at)matronics.com
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:35 AM

Bill , I took a few better pictures
yesterday, if you still interested?
George H.
Firestar
Mesick, Michigan

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 10, 2018, at 5:53 AM, Bill Berle <victorbravo(at)sbcglobal.net>
wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> "Jerry-TS-MkII" <12flybellaire(at)gmail.com>
>
> Say if you guys have some good photos of windshields
and/or latches please post them here.
> I'll be trying to figure this one out on mine before
long.
>
> Thanks, Jerry
>
> -------------------------------------------
>
> Me too. I installed a fixed windshield after speaking
with John H, and it is indeed more comfortable, but getting
in and out of the aircraft is quite a spectacle. If anyone
has details of a good safe latching system that allows easy
entry/exit I'd love to see it.
>
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Firefly / Firestar windshield Reply with quote

Wow nice work Eugene!

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