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Old Nov 12, 2002, 03:36 PM
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Landing Gear Fairings And Wheel Pants For The Switchback


Hello,
Has anyone made wheel pants, or landing gear fairings for there Switchback?


Steven
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Old Nov 12, 2002, 04:09 PM
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Not that I've seen, but who needs them when we have Doug's awesome retracts?
Old Nov 12, 2002, 04:57 PM
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Re: Landing Gear Fairings And Wheel Pants For The Switchback


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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?

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Old Nov 12, 2002, 06:56 PM
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I made a cowl, and felt a bit guilty about doing THAT -
still.....waiting.....to.....fly.....grrrrrrrrr
Old Nov 12, 2002, 07:03 PM
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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.

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Old Nov 12, 2002, 10:27 PM
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well just happened to be in the same spot
Old Nov 12, 2002, 10:49 PM
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Here's mine (again). Cost $1.25 and comes with refreshing beverage.
Old Nov 13, 2002, 02:22 AM
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Silver?


D W,

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


Uncled,

Cool Look!


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Old Nov 13, 2002, 08:53 AM
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NICE!


DW,

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

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Old Nov 13, 2002, 09:03 AM
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Hey Roger,
Silver solite, the clear doculam, blue solite and 50/50 silver sig supercoat sprayed on balsa.
Old Nov 13, 2002, 09:05 AM
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And this is what the cowl is made from, a perfect fit:
Old Nov 13, 2002, 09:38 AM
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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?


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Old Nov 13, 2002, 11:02 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.
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Old Nov 13, 2002, 11:06 AM
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Thanks DW. I'm going to give it a try on my SB.



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Old Nov 13, 2002, 01:39 PM
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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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