REFLECTOR: firewall protection

Alex Balic velocity_pilot at
Sun Jan 6 09:06:05 CST 2008

Stainless steel for the most part- I got mine from Wicks- pretty reasonable-
not sure why the kit does not come with it really.

We do have a slight advantage, in that the flames would tend to flow away
from our firewalls, but that aluminum will soften and dislodge pretty fast I
would think-  stainless is the way to go Doug- I have a good  air powered
nibbler you can borrow to cut the stuff- pretty difficult with snips- until
you get down to just trimming off thin slivers- just let me know.- I would
like to come by and visit your project anyway!





From: reflector-bounces at [mailto:reflector-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Douglas Holub
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 10:34 PM
To: Velocity Aircraft Owners and Builders list
Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: firewall protection


What do they use in aluminum airplanes?

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Matt Bucko <mailto:mbuc310 at>  

To: Velocity Aircraft <mailto:reflector at>  Owners and Builders list 

Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 10:13 PM

Subject: Re: REFLECTOR: firewall protection


Lighter... and it melts almost instantly in a fire.  I saw some info on an
aluminum air box and one made out of SS. In a fire, the aluminum box melted
completely, the SS box held together fine. The box was a hot air diverter
for cabin heat. Good demo on why a  heat shield should not be aluminum.
Fire could be from burning fuel or oil, electrical, or an exhaust leak
spewing hot gas onto the shield. 


-----Original Message-----
From: reflector-bounces at [mailto:reflector-bounces at]On
Behalf Of Douglas Holub
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 9:03 PM
To: reflector at
Subject: REFLECTOR: firewall protection

Why wouldn't I use 1/16" aluminum instead of 1/16" stainless steel to cover
the fiberfrax on my firewall? It's lighter.


Doug Holub


To change your email address, visit

Visit the gallery!
user:pw = tvbf:jamaicangoose
Check new archives:
Check old archives:

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the Reflector mailing list