Originally Posted by dave4754
I am about to install the long side hinges and wondered if anyone knows what is meant by allowing the " hinge to drift up" at the end. This instruction baffles me and thought I would throw it out there?
Also what did you do to finish the outer skin of the cowling. I have the pink one?
Dave, logically the cowl split line begins at the center of the crankshaft and extend backwards parallel to the longeron, right? Well, not so fast - I thought this but found that on my SJ cowl it was higher than the split line at the firewall.
So - check that with your Vans cowl to see if that is how they do theirs too.
I do remember that when making an aluminum attachment plate for the SkyBolts, the split line was not straight either, I had to bend it like a banana to get an even projection of material as it progressed to the rear. That may, or may not, be related to the "drift up" comment.