Mailing List Message #70781
From: Thorn, Valin B. (JSC-VA411) <>
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Subject: RE: [LML] Re: UV & IR Filtering Film on Acrylic Windows
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 07:11:46 -0400
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Hi Doug,


Of course, the UV protection is for passenger skin and to protect the materials from rapid break down.  I’d rather not have to put sun screen on to go flying.   The IR is to limit the greenhouse heating effect.  The canopy shades seem a little clunky to me – but, haven’t ruled them out if this doesn’t work…


I haven’t heard back from Kim yet on what filtering properties the acrylic has.








From: Lancair Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Douglas Brunner
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:24 AM
To: Lancair Mailing List
Subject: [LML] Re: UV & IR Filtering Film on Acrylic Windows




Why do you want to do this?  Not a criticism, just a question.


What I have found to be extremely valuable is a canopy shade that allows me to control the amount sun that comes in.


D. Brunner




From: Lancair Mailing List [] On Behalf Of Thorn, Valin B. (JSC-VA411)
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 4:47 PM
To: Lancair Mailing List
Subject: [LML] UV & IR Filtering Film on Acrylic Windows




We’re looking at applying ultraviolet and infrared filtering films on our Legacy’s canopy.  Not looking to darken it since the canopy has some tinting in it already -- though, looking to filter as much UV and IR as possible.  There are several products from 3M, Llumar, and others with these properties used on cars and glass windows every day.


Has anyone one applied any window tinting or other films to their acrylic windows?  How did it work out or not?


Kim at Lancair is checking with their acrylic window vendor to see what UV and IR filtering properties their acrylic windows already have. 




Valin Thorn

Legacy Project



BTW, Paul and Marv, this is an example of a question that applies to all Lancair aircraft types.  We could use a category on for these kinds of general topics, questions. 





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