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Fi Innovations recently completed cowling design and fabrication for a modified aircraft – a challenge that staff enjoyed tackling.

We worked with Bill Sutherland to decide on a composite lay-up which achieved the desired rigidity and weight.

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Fi Innovations recently completed cowling design and fabrication for a modified aircraft – a challenge that staff enjoyed tackling. We worked with Bill Sutherland to decide on a composite lay-up that achieved the desired rigidity and weight.

“I’m installing an alternative engine into a Fletcher agricultural aircraft and needed a custom engine cowling. I have very little knowledge of fibreglass moulding, but did have some definite requirements which were accommodated with no fuss.

The lightweight, yet rigid moulding needed no internal bracing, and the smaller air ducts cast in carbon fibre composite were accurately-made and easy to fit.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gareth and his crew at FI Innovations. They certainly took my needs in their stride and produced an engine cowling I can be proud of.”

– Bill Sutherland, Diesel Air NZ Ltd, Waikaka

23 Oct 2017 - Fiberglass and composites_ Projects