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Offline Vandy12

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VEZ Cowl Wanted
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:42:36 AM »
I'm currently refurbishing a Varieze project and would like to replace the cowl - lower for sure, both halves if the price is right. 

The one I've got isn't impossible to work with, but will require extensive re-work to make it fit nice and perform well.

Let me know what you've got!

Brian Strack
Edmond, Oklahoma
Varieze 369MS - in refurb
Sundance Airpark (KHSD)
Air Force Flight Standards Agency

Offline go ez

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Re: VEZ Cowl Wanted
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 07:38:47 AM »
Hi - we were in the same position - had a really heavy cowl that was tatty and didnt fit.
So we cut and adapted it using epoxy & glass inside until it fitted & was right shape. Then finished it on the outside with filler until it was smooth  how we wanted it to look. We then made  female moulds of each with cheap polyester resin & chopped glass mat.
Then made new cowls - 2 plies of kevlar/carbon hybrid twill cloth. We trimmed the hybrid cloth 1/2" short of the likely edge and overlapped the hybrid  3- 4 plies of glass at the edges so trimming was a breeze and had a good finish.
Result - perfect fit and weights of 4 lbs top, 4 1/2 lbs bottom.

Very happy with result.

Offline dorr

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Re: VEZ Cowl Wanted
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 11:50:45 PM »
I track things like that when advertised - get in touch by e-mail.

David A.C.Orr

Offline jhicks

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Re: VEZ Cowl Wanted
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 02:13:46 PM »
I think I saw one posted on Barnstormers today
"You never win, You always lose, You have to play."