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Old 03-19-2017, 09:39 AM
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Location: Atlanta, GA
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I was surprised by the fit of the stock Van's rear fairing. However it makes a great starting point. I simply wrapped the vertical and horizontal stabs with plastic film. (the type used for grocery bags works well, releases from the epoxy well). After protecting the stabs I glassed the stock fairing onto the plane and wrapped it around the front of the horizontal stab. The fit is great and the whole thing is held in place with 4 countersunk #8 screws. After 15 years and almost 2,000 hours it is still working great. Pics included.

don't wrap the glass around both ends of the stab unless you never want to remove it
Greg Bitzer
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