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Old 01-02-2018, 06:54 PM
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Default Pushrod Boot Pattern

Here is a pattern I downloaded a long time ago. Me and my friends have made a dozen or more from this pattern!



https://imgur.com/xkGGUpG

Thanks goes to Fred.Stucklen.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:53 AM
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Here are notes and photos of boots being constructed using the above drawing from Fred:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~sbuc/journal/cold.html#boots

Mine have been flying in the RV-6 for nearly 18 years and continue to work as designed.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:10 AM
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Next up is to plug the huge hole at the wing root/fuselage in the spar pass through.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:06 AM
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I chased cold drafts around my '6 for several months before fitting the boots - they made more difference than everything else I'd tried put together ... and I'd tried a lot of stuff .
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:00 PM
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I got mine from Abby at Flightline. I have flown with them since day 1. I was out flying this weekend at -6F and was actually comfortable in the RV-14 after I got climbing out. It's painful getting in when the engine isn't running though.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:21 PM
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Default Aileron Push Rod Boots

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Here is a pattern I downloaded a long time ago. Me and my friends have made a dozen or more from this pattern!



https://imgur.com/xkGGUpG

Thanks goes to Fred.Stucklen.
Wow, that brings back memories! I used this design on all three of my RV's I built! All are still flying, one still in New England's cold winter weather. I still have that print on a legal size page... The only thing different is the email address...
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:22 PM
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Excellent timing for this post, that is what I was planning to make to-morrow.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:49 AM
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Here are notes and photos of boots being constructed using the above drawing from Fred:

http://home.hiwaay.net/~sbuc/journal/cold.html#boots

Mine have been flying in the RV-6 for nearly 18 years and continue to work as designed.
Excellent summary (nicely done Sam!!) of all the details for warming the cabin. Note: Abby uses a strip of velcro on the split seam to allow installation without removal of the pushrod tube. It is sewn on the ripstop material. A light weight material retains the light control feel.
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