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Old 02-16-2019, 05:02 PM
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Question RV 9 A leg fairing gap to wheel fairing

Have nose leg fairing installed & wheel fairing according to plans page C-1 detail C of 3/16 gap between the two. Was wondering if you completed builders ( and flying) find that a larger gap is needed from your field testing? Or is factory # ok.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:19 PM
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Give it another 1/16 Ron.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:33 PM
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Thanks Vlad, I was thinking it was a little close since my buddies 9As one got damaged and the other vibrates or rattles iam not sure what’s happening on his. I really hate this wheel pant thing!
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:29 PM
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Mine could use a little bigger gap. Currently at about 1/8" and there are a few small scuffs on top of the wheel pant.
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:32 PM
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Yep-I'd agree with Vlad (привет пилот 9А) give yourself 1/4" clearance between the fairing and wheel pant.

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Old 02-17-2019, 09:58 PM
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Thanks Vlad, that’s the last trimming and the wheel pant is done. Hurray! Ron
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:34 AM
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I started with the recommended 3/16" gap on mine and flew that way for a while. On first annual condition inspection I noticed the tire had rubbed about another 1/16" away and I trimmed the edges clean. Another year and a half went by and I experienced a flat nose wheel tire on landing, that wiped out about another 1/8" on the clearance and again I just cleaned the edges.
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Old 02-18-2019, 02:24 PM
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Quarter it is! It looks more comfortable too! Also poured a 3/4” high lip in front of the gear leg on that front wheel pant. Something iam noticing on a few more front wheel pant.
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:00 AM
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Quarter it is! It looks more comfortable too! Also poured a 3/4 high lip in front of the gear leg on that front wheel pant. Something iam noticing on a few more front wheel pant.
Ron
Ron,

I cannot visualize this 3/4" lip. Do you have a picture?
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