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Old 10-28-2014, 06:38 AM
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Has it been flown yet?
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:49 AM
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Has it been flown yet?
18 hours into Phase One. No issues yet.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:59 AM
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Very nice!
Wondering if it will be OK on a cowl with the snout.
The snout cowl obviously complicates the vertical split. It would be desirable to have the entire snout on one half or the other. That might drive a curved seam, which would be a challenge for the piano hinges. Might make it easier to connect the air intake to the filter box... ?? Haven't yet studied that one yet. Good question, Jan.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:34 AM
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Hmm... This makes me wonder if it could be combined with the mod that puts the cowl hinge pin into the fuselage... Run the top cowl pin through the firewall and back to the top of the instrument panel, and you could eliminate the little cover by the spinner as well...

Something to keep in mind if I ever replace my cowling, for sure...
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:41 AM
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A really elegant solution. Have you discovered any downside so far? Looks great, but most of all it looks easy to remove.

Any mod that makes it easy to remove the cowl is a safety mod in my view.
My cowl is a pain to take off, and I have to discipline myself to check under the hood on a regular basis.
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:20 AM
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Default Agreed.

It's always a tossup between pulling the cowl on the 6A or having a root canal.

I'll be interested to see the work-arounds for the air intake snout. And more details on the gear leg fairing split.

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I'm not expert enough to know how feasible; but what about 3 pieces for the snout version? One narrow piece containing the snout and air exhaust, possibly semi-permanently mounted, not removed often, slotted to handle nose spar. Then 2 upper halves, easily removed?

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Old 10-28-2014, 09:51 AM
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Looks very nice and interesting.

I wonder how tight the joint on top is and if any cooling air is exists thru the joint?
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:03 AM
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Default "Abilene Paradox?"

It's interesting to note that there have been thousands of RV's completed and no one, or perhaps very few, has attempted this modification before. Any one who has wrestled a -6A, -7A, -8A, or 9A knows how much trouble they are. I'm wondering what the factory design team thinks of this.

Is, or was, there a reason NOT to split it vertically?

Anyone heard of the "Abilene Paradox?"
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:04 AM
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Very nice!
Wondering if it will be OK on a cowl with the snout.
Sure, just make the entire snout removable.



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