Heavyseven's :Mcgregor

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Re: Heavyseven's :Mcgregor

Postby nz_climber » Wed May 03, 2017 2:24 pm

Ok nice one, I have driven my dad's car with a screen a few times and much prefer the aero screen. Good helmet (open face with full length visor) and comms system is really needed to make it easy to use on the open road and long trips.

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Re: Heavyseven's :Mcgregor

Postby heavyseven » Thu May 04, 2017 10:25 am

We've been using regular full face helmets with an aliexpress intercom system.
The intercom has been pretty good, but Stephanie put her helmet down and squashed a connector. I have a replacement ready to fit, so I should do that.
The aero screen seems to keep the bugs off your shoulders, but boy do a lot of them hit your visor. Keep a microfiber cloth and some water on hand!
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Re: Heavyseven's :Mcgregor

Postby Birdman 7 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Well done Lachlan, the colour is great. Even Ladybird, who has a penchant for red, thinks it is great. Looks like you got some sidescreens made. Have you done a roof as yet? I have only used ours about five times in 20,000km over six years, but it is good to know that it is there and will keep us dry, once we get it up!
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Re: Heavyseven's :Mcgregor

Postby heavyseven » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:01 am

Thanks Grant.
I haven't started on the roof itself yet, but the sidescreens and rear tonneau came out good enough, so I should be onto that fairly soon. First I have to suss out the roof frame, which is non traditional so far...
Turns out my domestic sewing machine can handle the vinyl I've got, up to about 6 layers thick. I can use a variety of join types before resorting to the scary fast industrial machine at work.
The vinyl I've been using is single sided, so would have a white roof interior if I used one layer (as per rear tonneau) but it's quality stuff, and very cost effective.
I kind of like the idea of the brighter space, though I think the fibres could wear free with prolonged use. Sealing it with some RTV and a squeegee would be interesting to try out, and this would seal any joins that could weep water.

I've been getting my materials from http://www.retwine.co.nz who are very helpful and have a wide range of fasteners and fabrics for very reasonable prices.
I just need to work on my patterning skills, I keep leaving in excess in case it's too small to stretch over the work, and wind up with curly edges...
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