New Cooler Door!
March 08, 2018 at 6:40 PM
After agonizing over Blue Thunder II's water cooler door for being so ugly, patched up, modified, repaired, and abused for he last few years, we decided it was time to bite the bullet and make a new door. The objectives of the project were to:
- Have a stronger, stiffer part
- Lighter weight
- Improve the contour of the door to better match the aircraft
- Increase the velocity of the air exiting the cooler opening
We were able to accomplish the first three objectives, and the success of the fourth objective will be determined in test flights. The job took two weeks, which was a week longer than I had hoped it would be, but the end result is a quality part.