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donv

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Windshields
« on: January 06, 2024, 12:31:34 pm »
I have heard that windshields are now up to $110k!!! I wonder if they are very available, even at that price?

Apparently PPG retired the machine that used to punch them out, so now they are made by hand.

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Re: Windshields
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2024, 11:01:19 pm »
Maybe it's time to make them out of Lexan, ditch the heating and STC an alcohol weeping system like the pre-690 models have.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.

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Re: Windshields
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2024, 11:10:59 pm »
I don't think that is the answer at all, but I hear rumor that there may be a cheaper solution coming, involving getting the same PPG windshield through a different channel.

Windshields are a problem on a lot of airframes right now, I think because of PPG.