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Old 06-21-2018, 05:33 AM
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What is the best(easiest) way to lower the flaps on the 8? I need to replace the tape.
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:53 AM
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Disconnect the flap actuator rods inside the cockpit and the flaps should just hang down where you can do that work
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:55 AM
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Does anyone know a good source and part numbers for this or equivalent tape? I know I can get it from Van's, but the shipping will cost as much as the tape. If I can source it locally, I can get it quicker, as well.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:07 AM
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Does anyone know a good source and part numbers for this or equivalent tape? I know I can get it from Van's, but the shipping will cost as much as the tape. If I can source it locally, I can get it quicker, as well.
I used the stuff Flyboy Accessories sells. Good for other uses too-----cut a big washer to fit around the tow bar hole in the nose pant among other uses.

http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Pai...ilm-p/2301.htm
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:06 AM
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Disconnect the flap actuator rods inside the cockpit and the flaps should just hang down where you can do that work
Thanks Mark. I would like to talk to you about your beautiful paint job, thanks.
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:47 PM
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FYI. I used the fuzzy side of Velcro tape on the bottom of the wing skin above the flap. Working great so far (110 hrs.) No scuffs or scratches.
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Old 06-21-2018, 01:36 PM
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FYI. I used the fuzzy side of Velcro tape on the bottom of the wing skin above the flap. Working great so far (110 hrs.) No scuffs or scratches.
In the desert I think that would be a dust magnet and lead to scratches.
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Old 06-21-2018, 03:02 PM
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Does anyone know a good source and part numbers for this or equivalent tape? I know I can get it from Van's, but the shipping will cost as much as the tape. If I can source it locally, I can get it quicker, as well.
I went for 3M Paint Protection Film. Works great, although I wish I had put it upside down on the wing side, vice the flap itself.
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