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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:53 pm 
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Tim Brown
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Thanks...now I have to run to the airport to get those newsletters.... anyone have a scan they can post :)


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flyingfool
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:51 pm 
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Go to website and newsletter archive. They are PDF format.


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Tim Brown
PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:10 pm 
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thorpdrvr
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Here are pictures of my vent. In an earlier post I mentioned making a temporary scoop to see it if blows a lot more air than the inward opening one does. That should let you know in advance if it is worthwhile for you to change the door to outward opening.
I never had an inward opening door. I cut the hole in the canopy and flew without a door. Wasn't satisfied with the air flow so tried the temporary scoop. It blows a lot more air with the scoop. The outward opening door basically does what the scoop did.

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Tim Brown
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:06 pm 
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That is what I'm going to build...looks like an easy mod to my inward opening vent...Thanks


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flyingfool
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:27 pm 
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Do you have an idea for a method to seal the vent? Seems like rain would be an issue unless there is a fairly tight seal.


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Fraser MacPhee
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:21 pm 
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That is a great vent Bernie.....how many cans of hair spray does Melva use before going for a flight?

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Rich Brazell
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:17 pm 
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Bernie...I see some finger prints on your paint ! Just kidding old buddy . You have one of the nicest Thorps in the fleet !

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James Grahn
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:07 pm 
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Yes he does! But honestly, I get more air thru my regular inward opening vent than I need. And I live in the desert!
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Brent Schultz
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:08 am 
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Here is a picture of my NACA vents on N327SB just forward of windshield and they work great.

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Ryan Allen
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Brent, those look outstanding. Kind of like the hood of a muscle car would have.


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James Grahn
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:00 am 
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Awesome!
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