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Old 08-04-2019, 12:31 PM
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Default Fairing Interference with Grove foil gear

These are Grove airfoiled gear on an RV-8. Due to the bend, there is some interference between them and the U-807 fairing bracket.

Can I get any advice on how others have dealt with this?

Do I bend the bracket, or cut it back? Any tips on how to not dislocate the end?

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Old 08-04-2019, 02:09 PM
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Chuck, I had exactly the same issue with the wheel pant brackets contacting my Grove gear. I trimmed the bracket to fit around the gear leg. The brackets are plenty stout, so a little trim didn't seem to hurt. To date, it has not caused any problems. See my kit log on 10-12-2013 for details. Keep up the good work.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:23 PM
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I relieved the bracket, took photos and reviewed them with Van's Builder Support. They approved. See my kitlog on 11-19-2018 and after for details.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:41 PM
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Gentleman, thanks for the quick helpful replies. I proceeded as you suggested, and they came out great.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:40 AM
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I don't recommending filing a notch into the gear leg especially if you land like me.
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