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Old 02-03-2018, 05:51 PM
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Is there any advantage to partially covering the cowl slot forward of the nose gear? Would covering that partially have a positive or negative influence?
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Old 02-03-2018, 10:31 PM
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I've seen people use what looks like baffle material there.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:09 AM
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The slot in my lower cowl (fore and aft of the nose strut) is covered by small plates attached by screws...
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:21 AM
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The slot in my lower cowl (fore and aft of the nose strut) is covered by small plates attached by screws...
I am going to take a wild guess here, and say you are not flying a 10.

I used wet suit material to fill the slot in front of the gear leg, slit in the middle.
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Old 02-04-2018, 10:00 AM
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Is there any advantage to partially covering the cowl slot forward of the nose gear? Would covering that partially have a positive or negative influence?
Dave, mine is covered with screws and a plate. It helps overall cooling on climb out. Iíll post a picture later.

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Old 02-04-2018, 11:50 AM
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I have a plate forward of the nose gear that has nutplates, screws on each side fo the slot hold it on.

I experimented with the plate in and out. If anything, plate out might provide a touch more engine cooling air exit area in the summer. Plate in I could not tell any TAS change.

I finally ended up with the plate out, but a short piece of 0.063 angle going across the slot new the aft end just to tie together the fiberglass on each sid of the slot.

Make the slot big enough so getting the bottom cowl off is not hard.

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Old 02-04-2018, 05:51 PM
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Sorry guys, I don't have any picture hosting service. I will be happy to email the picture to anyone wanting a picture of the nose gear opening cover plate. Just post here or PM me.

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Old 02-04-2018, 10:53 PM
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Mike:

You're right... I really, really should pay attention! (;>0)
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:10 PM
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Sorry guys, I don't have any picture hosting service. I will be happy to email the picture to anyone wanting a picture of the nose gear opening cover plate. Just post here or PM me.

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Old 02-05-2018, 10:46 PM
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