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Insulation, per Federal Aviation Admin. regs.

Stuffs I had to know to get my Repairman's certificate:


Insulation in aircraft is required for SAFETY. Insulation handles heat, cold, noise, vibrations, harmonics, etc.



How much insulation where is mandated.


Insulation shall be made from pink fiberglass, in bags.


Bags must be part Mylar, Tedlar (for flammability tests), or Kydex (for pointy areas of airplane".


Tools required: scissors, glue gun/sewing machine.


Ribs are covered, NOT filled with spray foam or anything else.


I spent much time changing insulation on hundreds of my companies airliners.
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I never intend to fly my Transit, so I'm not sure how applicable any of this is.

Wouldn't it be better to use insulation that meets FMVSS instead, since those standards are for motor vehicles?
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Stuffs I had to know to get my Repairman's certificate:


Insulation in aircraft is required for SAFETY. Insulation handles heat, cold, noise, vibrations, harmonics, etc.



How much insulation where is mandated.


Insulation shall be made from pink fiberglass, in bags.


Bags must be part Mylar, Tedlar (for flammability tests), or Kydex (for pointy areas of airplane".


Tools required: scissors, glue gun/sewing machine.


Ribs are covered, NOT filled with spray foam or anything else.


I spent much time changing insulation on hundreds of my companies airliners.
Where do you purchase these types of insulation?

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I wonder why it has to be pink

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Well, for starters in 2018 Owens Corning, who has trademarked pink-tinted fiberglass insulation, spent $252,000 on lobbying while John Mansville, who has trademarked white and green fiberglass insulation, didn't. Yellow insulation seems to the lonely generic color.
Only $252,000 to ensure billions of dollars of sales in the future? Politicians are cheap. If I was writing that legislature, I would have demanded $252,000 per YEAR.

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I never intend to fly my Transit, so I'm not sure how applicable any of this is.

Wouldn't it be better to use insulation that meets FMVSS instead, since those standards are for motor vehicles?
Well, I never intend to fly mine "commercially" and hope to avoid having to meet any FAA requirements.

Experimental category? Perhaps on the rare occasion.

If I should ever manage to do so I fully expect parts of it will indeed go Boeing when it lands.
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Too bad Hein couldn't afford to buy a polit...er...afford to hire a lobbyist.
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Well, for starters in 2018 Owens Corning, who has trademarked pink-tinted fiberglass insulation, spent $520,000 on lobbying while John Mansville, who has trademarked white and green fiberglass insulation, didn't. Yellow insulation seems to the lonely generic color.
****, my theory was that pink was more aerodynamic... You know, flamingos and stuff...
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Only $252,000 to ensure billions of dollars of sales in the future? Politicians are cheap. If I was writing that legislature, I would have demanded $252,000 per YEAR.
I would have voted for Bill... on the Surly ticket, of course!


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