So this clearly falls into the “not sure where to put it” category. But we’ve finally installed door seals. We flew for a year without them, and it always worried me that we’d get caught out in rain. Of course, I still have to prove that they seal, but that’s a task for another day. Seals will definitely come in handy when we fly out to see our buddies and Andy and Carlos, the Rileys, and when we head to Oshkosh. I’d also tried to install the smallest seal ever under my nose hatch, but the fit is just too tight, I couldn’t get the thing to close with the seal in there. So, we vaselined the fuselage side and put some clear silicone sealant on the nose hatch and closed it until cured. We’ll see if that works as well, but it seemed reasonable at the time. Note that the windlace makes closing the doors nice, no banging and chipping of paint, and the seals make the latch *really* snug, but not quite hard. I’m really rooting for this stuff (purchased from Avtek).

Door seals

Door Windlace

Door seals

Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Saturday July 24th, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Categories: Door Seals
Tags: Building Doors and Windows Fuselage

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