Quick detach windshield mount.

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Re: Quick detach windshield mount. Construction problems.

Post by windmill » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 am

Burt1713 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:30 pm
I have been trying to build windshield mounts, but have been having about a 10% success rate bending the tubing. I don’t think I have the metal fabrication skills required to mass produce these.
I totally understand your dilemma. I experienced the same when I was making the MKIII aircleaner. My forums just weren't up to the repeated extreme stresses of the vacuum form process. Each time a form failed the part was ruined too, and a 50/50 chance of failure was getting very expensive. I was spending more time repairing them and the setup than actually making the MKIII.
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Re: Quick detach windshield mount.

Post by Burt1713 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm

jeffsaline wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Burt1713,

I'm curious about the bending issues. Can you share a bit more and include the size of the tubing and what is happening when you try to bend it? Might also be helpful to know the angle(s) of the bend(s) and the method(s) you have been using without good results.

Thanks and best,

Jeff
The tubing is 1/2" with a 0.065" wall thickness, there are 4, 45° bends and 2, 15° bends. I've been trying to use a hand bender.
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Re: Quick detach windshield mount.

Post by jeffsaline » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:45 pm

Burt1713 wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm
jeffsaline wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Burt1713,

I'm curious about the bending issues. Can you share a bit more and include the size of the tubing and what is happening when you try to bend it? Might also be helpful to know the angle(s) of the bend(s) and the method(s) you have been using without good results.

Thanks and best,

Jeff
The tubing is 1/2" with a 0.065" wall thickness, there are 4, 45° bends and 2, 15° bends. I've been trying to use a hand bender.
Burt1713,

Can you try filling the tube with sand and plugging the ends and then bending. That might help the tube retain the shape and prevent collapsing. It might also help if the outside of the tube where it moves against the hand bender has lubrication like a 30 weight motor oil.

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Jeff
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Re: Quick detach windshield mount.

Post by Burt1713 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:27 pm

jeffsaline wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:45 pm

Burt1713,

Can you try filling the tube with sand and plugging the ends and then bending. That might help the tube retain the shape and prevent collapsing. It might also help if the outside of the tube where it moves against the hand bender has lubrication like a 30 weight motor oil.

Best,

Jeff
The bends themselves are not the problem, getting the angles and location of the bends repeatable is the problem.
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