Joined: 08 Nov 2005
Location: Livermore CA USA
|Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:43 am Post subject: Wheel Pants Modification
At 07:34 AM 7/27/2011 Wednesday, you wrote:
|Hello Fellow RV-8 Builders, I'm about finished making my intersections and my hanger mate, the ever evil and diabolical Neil, just modified his RV-9 wheel pants to incorporate the bottom intersections into one piece (really two pieces, but one pants) Ever in fear of humiliation from the horde of other RV drivers at the airport and the shame of having a inadequate and technology flawed design wheel pants I suppose I need to follow suit. My question is where are the divider cuts made in the RV-8 intersections when attached permanently to the wheel pant? Show a photo or two would be appreciated, Bill of Georgia RV-8A, N288WP, 10 Hrs into Phase l and trying to finish the legs and wheel pants
I don't quite follow what you're asking. But, do yourself a huge favor and surf over to Bob Snedaker's "Fairing Etc" web site and order up a pair of upper and lower intersection fairings. You'll be glad you did. They fit exceptionally well and reduce the amount of time spent significantly. More importantly, when you're done, you'll have an exacting shape match between the left and right sides. Here's a link to Bob's site:
Here's a step by step of how I did my RV-8 lower fairings using Bob's parts. 13 log entries:
Later, I redid the wheel pants and made a blister for the brake caliper which made them fit a LOT better. I highly recommend this modification. 11 log entries:
RV-8 #82880 N998RV "Ruby Vixen"
http://www.mattsrv8.com - Matt's Complete RV-8 Construction Log
http://www.mattsrv8.com/Mishap - Landing Mishap Rebuild Log
http://www.youtube.com/MattsRV8 - Matt's RV-8 HDTV YouTube Channel
Status: 170+ Hours TTSN - Rebuilding Fuselage After Landing Mishap...
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