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Old 08-24-2018, 07:03 AM
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Default Nose wheel fairing with Beringer Wheel

My nose wheel fairing came out a little bit different than the plans describe. After getting a best fit with good alignment front/back the front portion had to have the notch cut about 5/8 more forward, and there was interference between the strut and the front fairing such that I had to cut semicircles wider than the main slot to permit the wheel to turn full throw.

The wheel is a Michelin 5.00-5" which I think is the same size as the stock tire that Van's sells?

There wasn't any alignment that would permit the fairing to get under the interference of the weldment where the strut transitions to the vertical round tube. Well, it might have, but it would have thrown the tail of the fairing way high.

Functionally I don't think it matters; just makes a gap between the strut fairing and the wheel fairing for all to see. I don't think I can remake the strut fairing to have a wider bell at the bottom to cover it.

When I look at the plans they show that weldment in about the same location as where mine is, so it seems that this sort of relief cut is probably something others have had to do? Curious how it went everyone else.....
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:46 AM
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Also used the Beringer wheels and Michelin tires ... my overall holes were a good bit larger than the instructions required .. I trimmed to the correct gaps, however, I didn't measure the final dimensions. It turned out good and looks great finished, just trim to fit
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Old 08-24-2018, 02:30 PM
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Exact same thing here too. I've always thought that I just messed up and had the nose of the fairing too high, but the rear was spot on the recommended measurement. I would have had to drop the whole fairing much lower to clear the weldments which wouldn't be correct either. I'm glad you posted because now I know I'm not alone.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:42 PM
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I suspect the weldments might not be the same for every assembly. I wish it was perfect but at least Iím not alone. It will fly..... so much for that 0.05 knots
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:03 AM
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Just cut my nose pant last night. Had exactly the same problem. I do have the Beringer wheels but I don’t think that caused the issue. Don’t think I can do anything to avoid the extra cuts to clear the weldments so I guess it will need to do. Buying new parts won’t help.
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