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FlyinBrian22/09/2020 07:46:58
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Tony beat me to it,

I have had two cowls from FG specialities, price is reasonable but shipping can be expensive - c $20 however will be cheaper than an original bought in the UK. I did not have to pay duty on mine.

Andy Stephenson22/09/2020 10:04:18
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Phil,

If you are still intending making your own cowl using silicone as the female mould, you don't need to make it in 2 parts as it looks as if you are. Silicone is flexible enough to get a single part out of the mould. That way there are no split lines to worry about.

The mould box originally had a bottom when the silicone was poured but it was removed to aid release of the cowl once it had hardened.

One important thing when pouring the silicone is that you must make sure the plug doesn't move as it will try to float being lighter than the silicone.

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Edited By Andy Stephenson on 22/09/2020 10:17:06

Phil B22/09/2020 17:17:05
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Andy, what size was that cowl? I think this 60 sized h9 cowl would need a gallon of silicone to do it that way and be thuck enough for casting.

Phil B22/09/2020 17:19:56
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Brian and Tony, I cant find specific cowls on the FGsite for Hangar 9 60 size P47 or F6F. If you can find them and send a link that will be very helpful. Thanks

Andy Stephenson22/09/2020 18:00:07
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Phil,

You're right it was a .60 size cowl. I used a 1.1kg pack of silicone rubber which cost about £20.00. I deliberately made the moulding box to be a close fit around the plug to minimise the silicone needed.

Tony Richardson22/09/2020 19:24:35
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Phil Doug, if you go to FS home page in the top right corner is a menu of their products, click on "cowls and accessories for kits, scroll down until you see HANGAR 9 - its on the left side - click on hangar 9 scroll down to the 15th or 16th item HN10 and a cowl is listed for the hangar 9 P 47 Thunderbolt 60 cowl..

Tony

Phil B22/09/2020 19:55:30
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Thanks Tony. Yes I have found their P47 60 cowl which with shipping comes to 102 dollars!

If its flimsy like the original h9 one that is very expensive. I shall press on!

Tony Richardson22/09/2020 21:39:41
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So around 80 quid? the two pieces I got from them were quite sturdy but they were wheel pants not a cowl,

Tony.

Dale Bradly23/09/2020 00:07:16
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+1 for Fiberglass Specialties. Ive made a couple of orders from them. The product is top quality, better than the OEM. By the time you add a spare cowl (you know you'll need it in a couple of years) and something for the next project too, and then compare that with setting up yourself with produce something similar, it's pretty cheap. And I'm in NZ, so no cheap shipping for me.

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