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#1 Steven9026 Nov 12, 2002 02:36 PM

Landing Gear Fairings And Wheel Pants For The Switchback
 
Hello,
Has anyone made wheel pants, or landing gear fairings for there Switchback?


Steven

#2 Tres Wright Nov 12, 2002 03:09 PM

Not that I've seen, but who needs them when we have Doug's awesome retracts? :D

#3 Martin Hunter Nov 12, 2002 03:57 PM

Re: Landing Gear Fairings And Wheel Pants For The Switchback
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Steven9026
Hello,
Has anyone made wheel pants, or landing gear fairings for there Switchback?


Steven

I will be... along with for my Miniflash. Does that count? :)

Martin

#4 D W Nov 12, 2002 05:56 PM

I made a cowl, and felt a bit guilty about doing THAT -
still.....waiting.....to.....fly.....grrrrrrrrr

#5 CoClimber Nov 12, 2002 06:03 PM

DW, feeling guilty for making that great looking cowl? You did an excellent job.

I'm glad that builders don't make too many modifications to the kit (Dreamer excluded) but I think that this is one of the great things about building a kit vs an arf - you get to make it your own.

Doug

#6 uncled Nov 12, 2002 09:27 PM

coincidence
 
well just happened to be in the same spot

#7 D W Nov 12, 2002 09:49 PM

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Here's mine (again). Cost $1.25 and comes with refreshing beverage.

#8 Rogerdoger Nov 13, 2002 01:22 AM

Silver?
 
D W,

Wow, Is that silver? Really shiny! What covering is that?


Uncled,

Cool Look!


Roger

#9 freeflight Nov 13, 2002 07:53 AM

NICE!
 
DW,

Nice cowl. You get an "A" for creative recycling.

Leigh:p

#10 D W Nov 13, 2002 08:03 AM

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Hey Roger,
Silver solite, the clear doculam, blue solite and 50/50 silver sig supercoat sprayed on balsa.

#11 D W Nov 13, 2002 08:05 AM

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And this is what the cowl is made from, a perfect fit:

#12 Steven9026 Nov 13, 2002 08:38 AM

DW , great Cowl ! Can you send pictures showing how you attached it?

Dreamer, can you send pictures of the fairings, and wheel pants when they are finished?


Steven

#13 D W Nov 13, 2002 10:02 AM

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Used a block of semi-pliable foam (don't know the name , it was scrap). Cut small blocks and covered with small pieces of scrap plywood from kit. Glued to both sides of fuse. Screwed cowl to these. Needed to have a 'soft' mount as back of cowl tapers in and I can squeeze foam to get cowl on. Cowl also hides the access hole to the screw that secures the motor to the motor mount.

#14 Steven9026 Nov 13, 2002 10:06 AM

Thanks DW. I'm going to give it a try on my SB.



Steven

#15 member73 Nov 13, 2002 12:39 PM

Nice creative design DW. You've corrected the only thing I don't like about the SB. No offence Doug, just my personal preference is to have some sort of contoured shape up there. I have the same problem with the X-250, but I bought one anyway, still trying to come up with a good idea for that one.

Last weekend I totaled my Radical 540 and I am in a serious quandary as to whether I should replace it or get a SB-3D. DW's cowl idea may push it over the top in favor of the Switchback.


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