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Old 06-21-2018, 06:45 AM
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it has about .030 inch clearance on the width and .020 inch on the length.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:02 AM
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Somebody might want a tab sticking out of your tank cover that would function as cap removal tool. It would detract from the simplicity and symmetry but add a touch of functionality.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:19 AM
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Somebody might want a tab sticking out of your tank cover that would function as cap removal tool. It would detract from the simplicity and symmetry but add a touch of functionality.
thx, I'll keep that in mind as a future option.
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Old 06-21-2018, 11:44 AM
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Default Tip up handle

Steve,
Just a suggestion, a handle for the tip up canopy would be a nice addition to your product line. Something to fit the C-01405C.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:07 AM
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Kevin, your photo doesn't show up.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:31 PM
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I could see the picture earlier but cannot now. My neighbor has a 14 so I'll take a look at it. thx for the idea.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:15 PM
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final RV9 fuel cap cover

Amanda was able to add and successfully print a radius on on the flow path side to make a smooth transition. I usually limit the build angle to 45 degrees off the bed but that left a sharp corner. This should add a couple knots to the separation speed and looks better overall. seal split line is oriented on the inside to take advantage of the wing dihedral angle to aid drainage. substantial testing with sprinkle water and deluge water resulted in no water ingress to the fuel cap.

pilot side









co-pilot side

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Old 06-23-2018, 03:05 PM
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Steve,

Reporting from Dutch Harbor with the first 100 hours on the flap fairings. Somebody even asked me what type of flap actuators I had.

Tell Amanda I will be contacting her in couple years to be an RTW sponsor hoping her business will increase multifold. Good job on those fairings thank you! Sleek, functional, good looking. There is a speed increase having them. Did I mention they distract the lookers from my rusty bottom skins.

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Old 06-23-2018, 06:46 PM
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good to hear. I'll tell Amanda. we discuss you photo's over the dinner table and imagine your adventures. I have similar flight hours on my flap fairings but you will soon zoom past me.
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Old 06-24-2018, 07:06 PM
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the fuel cap covers have a magnet installed in the center. I sandwiched them together and stuck them to a screw head on the aft baggage bulkhead. there was no interference to the compass headings. then I moved them forward and verified magnetic compass interference anywhere within two feet of the compass card. basically, anywhere in the cockpit would affect my compass card. anywhere in the baggage area did not affect the compass. my electronic magnetic compass is under the aft intersection fairing and was never affected.

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compass interference

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Simplicity is the art in design.

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