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Leaking side windows

Is there some sort of rocket science solution to stop the water pouring in the top of the side windows on my Travelair? I installed new seals, replacing the rubber strips from Home Depot the previous owner had installed and it got worse, not better ! I can see daylight on the RHS window down at the front forward lower edge! This most be part of the Bonanza experience as well, so I am looking for some 'tips' to help me. Is this something I can make an adjustment on? is the another seal for the hinge that I amy be missing? It really leaks a lot....

Thanks folks !

Model: Travel Air B95
Posted 8/21/2021 - 2 years ago
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I assume you are talking about the openable, emergency windows. If you do not normally open them on a regular basis and only plan on opening them in the case of emergency, externally seal them shut with 100% white silicone. Run a tape line around the edge of the exterior fuselage side of the window and the top of the hinge. Run a tape line around the exterior frame edge of the window and under the hinge. The tape gap should be 1/8" to 3/32" wide and should span the "gap" created by the window frame and the fuselage. Caulk the gap to include all the little spaces in the hinge. Once caulked, peel your tapes leaving a very nice and nearly invisible sealant bead around the window. You will no longer get air or water around that window. This has ZERO effect on opening the window. It will open just fine. If you do not think so, do it, let the silicone cure, and open the window to prove it to yourself. Then reseal. You are not putting silicone under the closing surfaces, only in the gap that's leaking. For best results, don't open the window unless you absolutely have to, and reseal later if you do open the window.

Curtis Boulware
ABS Tech Rep

Posted 8/26/2021 - 2 years ago
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Ok Thank You - I will give it a try !

Posted 9/4/2021 - 2 years ago
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Leaking side windows