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bubble windows
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Anyone has a RH bubble window incl. frame for A185F 1980.

Preferably tinted blue.

stefan.mommertz@icloud.com

N6275E

 
Ive been flying with those windows on my 54’ 180 since 1995, and have never had an issue with them the entire time.  I fly on skis in the winter, and normally hunt with the plane for caribou in mid winter.

Jim Hill
N2393C
54’ 180


On Jul 12, 2019, at 6:30 PM, Ken Sager (sagerk@comcast.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

The 6 inch windows make enough "lift " to suck the doors just  a bit making  the cabin harder to keep warm in cold weather.

 
4-5 kts. Not a big deal.

Jim Hill
N2393C
54’ 180

On Jul 12, 2019, at 6:41 AM, Ken Sager (sagerk@comcast.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

My 1955 180 has 6 inch bubble windows. I bought the a/c with them already installed, so I am wondering if they are costing me speed. Comments anyone?

 
The 6 inch windows make enough "lift " to suck the doors just  a bit making  the cabin harder to keep warm in cold weather.
 
IGreat lakes aero plastics sells them with an STC
 
Couldn’t agree more. Love my bubble windows

On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 8:16 AM David Stevens (sierrablancadave@yahoo.com) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:



Who cares about speed? It’s a 180, not a Lancair. I love my bubble windows, their utility is very valuable. You can stick you head “out the window” in flight and check on things below you. Can’t do that with flat ones. Use them, don’t loose them!Dave 7714A

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On Jul 12, 2019, at 05:41, Ken Sager (sagerk@comcast.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

My 1955 180 has 6 inch bubble windows. I bought the a/c with them already installed, so I am wondering if they are costing me speed. Comments anyone?


 
sure it's costing you speed & drag to ,they're like tundra tires if you need them you need them ,if you don't take them off! 
but then there is such a thing as what I want..

Ken,
 I have a 53 / 180 and I want to put a bubble window in the left side , I was wondering how yours were done paperwork wise was it done under Field approval or STC ?  i'm looking for one that was done under a field approval because that's considered approved data that would open up the door for me to do it on mine..
 can you help any?
jon


On Jul 12, 2019, at 7:41 AM, Ken Sager (sagerk@comcast.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

My 1955 180 has 6 inch bubble windows. I bought the a/c with them already installed, so I am wondering if they are costing me speed. Comments anyone?
 
Who cares about speed? It’s a 180, not a Lancair. I love my bubble windows, their utility is very valuable. You can stick you head “out the window” in flight and check on things below you. Can’t do that with flat ones. Use them, don’t loose them!
Dave 7714A

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 12, 2019, at 05:41, Ken Sager (sagerk@comcast.net) <mailer@mail2.clubexpress.com> wrote:

My 1955 180 has 6 inch bubble windows. I bought the a/c with them already installed, so I am wondering if they are costing me speed. Comments anyone?
 
My 1955 180 has 6 inch bubble windows. I bought the a/c with them already installed, so I am wondering if they are costing me speed. Comments anyone?
 
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