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Old 09-08-2017, 08:05 PM
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Default Main gear leg & intersection fairings

For those of you that used RV Bits main gear intersection fairings from Cleveland, along with the main gear fairings which gear leg fairing did you use? The instructions specify "main gear rod";
I tried the "RV8 main gear" based on other information and was not able to make them fit; they seem to not have enough cord dimension.
If you used the "rod" as specified did they fit OK?
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Old 09-08-2017, 09:27 PM
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I have done two planes with that option. You do have to remove tiewraps on the main gear legs in order for them to fit, and they do fit very snug. I used a hinge on the rear edge, with an ability to pull the pin for removal.
I think on the last order I determined that the leg fairings were used on more than one RV.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:35 PM
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I bought the 'GEAR LEG FAIRING ROD" set. Although I have not yet completed the intersection fairing installation, I did fit everything up and the leg fairings I bought fit fine. They do get shortened up though.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:01 PM
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Thanks guys appreciate the advice.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:41 PM
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Default Fuselage to Gear Leg Fairings

I installed fuselage to gear leg fairings today. $79.98 from Texas Areoplastics @ BuyPlanParts.com. BPP allowed me to buy only the upper fairings out of a complete set of four. I donít want to install intersection fairings at the wheel pants.

Installation was simple using Rivnut for 6-32 truss head screws. 1/32Ē rubber edge trim HR69C was sourced from eBay.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:59 PM
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Looks good Jim. Thanks for the update and resource information.
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:10 AM
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Jim,

What holds the rivet nut in place and from spinning?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:25 AM
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The Rivnut is installed with a special tool that forms an upset ring on the back side. See pic of test sample I did before actual installation on the plane.
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Typically the rivnut has a small tang under its head that indexes into a matching slot filed into the base hole. This serves to keep the rivnut from turning. With a bit of finagling, you may be able to modify a screw and standard pop-rivet puller for use in setting rivnuts -- this may save you from having to buy a special rivnut tool.

ps -- We're still here in Santa Rosa but some of our local RV builder/owners have lost their homes and shops to the fire. Bad scene.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:01 AM
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You can buy the tool at Harbor Freight, but be sure to use Aircraft grade rivnuts. The ones that come with the HF tool are junk.
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