Front Window Frame

The two front windows are finished. Again I covered the wooden frame structure with foam and laminated it with glass cloth and Acrylic One. I always thougt it must be hard to form this nose over the window handle but if you only start carving it out of the foam, it come to shape really easy.

The finished parts were painted with RAL 7011.

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7 Responses to Front Window Frame

  1. Josef Zammit says:

    Hi Mike,

    Would it be possible to tell me how many sheets of XPS FOAM did you use.
    I tried to use a different type of foam without success. The XPS is a little bit more expensive thats why if possible I would like to know approx. how many to buy

    Thanks again and keep it up
    Jos

    • Mickey says:

      Hm, difficult. I haven’t counted them. But I would say not more than three sheets for all the foam work in the cockpit.

    • Mickey says:

      If XPS-foam is difficult or expensive to get you can use any other foam too. The surface won’t be as smooth so you will have to use a little bit more Acrylic One or any epoxy resin to smooth it.

  2. John Perrin says:

    Hello Michael,
    Questions:-
    1) What are the details of the materials that you use;
    Foam
    Glass cloth
    Resin for the glass cloth
    Other materials

    Reason for asking, is that I can try to find suppliers of these, or equivalent items here in the UK.

    Many thanks,
    John P.

    • Mickey says:

      Hello John,

      the foam is an XPS called very sturdy foam. You normally use it as a floor for your attic, when you don’t use it for living but don’t want to cold get through it.
      For the glass cloth you can search for any type with a weight of 49 g/m².
      The coverage material is Acrylic One and is introduced in this episode https://mickeys-flightdeck.de/2017/11/06/lower-rear-sidewall/.
      And I used a normal spray glue.

  3. Marc says:

    Hallo Michael,

    welches Sprühsystem und welche Farben (nicht Farbcode) benutzt du?

    Vielen Dank und beste Grüße,
    Marc

    • Mickey says:

      Hallo Marc,

      das Sprühsystem ist der Wood&Metal Sprayer W300 von Wagner.
      Die Lacke lasse ich mir bei Hornbach mixen. Es handelt sich um einen PU Acryllack Seidenmatt.

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