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Old 07-10-2018, 11:53 AM
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Default Build log showing detailed cowl fitting with quarter turn fasteners

I'm trying to restart my project that has been dormant for 6+ years. I need to start fitting the cowl. I'm pretty bad with fiberglass and would really benefit from seeing how this is done. All the build sites that I used to reference seem to be gone, and I'm not having much luck finding new ones.

I'd love to find a site that show someone fitting a 7/9 cowl using quarter turn fasteners. What is the best way to find stuff like this nowadays?

Thanks for any help
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:42 PM
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Not terribly detailed, but I put a James cowl on my 9A with quarter-turn fasteners.

http://websites.expercraft.com/airgu...=log_list&c=61
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:50 PM
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Default James cowl with quarter turns

Similar to Airguy I have a James cowl with quarter turns. What documenting I did starts at the following blog entry.

http://www.darinanderson.com/2014/09...her-items.html
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:19 PM
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I used the Skybolt installation manual, and varied as needed. (I have a paper build log.)
https://skybolt.com/wp-content/uploa...-7-12-2017.pdf
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Old 07-10-2018, 02:24 PM
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Here is my build log, not sure it is detailed enough.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/catego...category=11167

For Skybolt spacing I followed Don Jones' method discussed here.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...hlight=skybolt

There is another thread that had information by Don Horton on fitting the cowling but the images are no longer available.
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Old 07-10-2018, 03:50 PM
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Skybolt quarter turns on upper cowl of an RV-14A.

Here's the page: http://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2016/12/f...-mounting.html

I detail how I curved, positioned then match-drilled the scallops...



How I located the holes with a flashlight...





Then drilled the holes...


And inserted the grommet and fasteners...



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Old 07-10-2018, 05:40 PM
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Thank you so much! I was planning on doing the fasteners on both the firewall and cowl split. I got distracted from my project for way too long and sometimes get stuck on the simplest things.

Thanks again,

dave
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