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Old 04-23-2014, 12:33 PM
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Hi Vlad - here is what is on my RV-8 ...

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Old 04-23-2014, 05:24 PM
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"AVERY", the only thing I should add is we put a peace of nylon tube around the cable and then put the cover over it to hold it in place. This will save you having the cable rub on the metal. Hope this helps. Yours as always R.E.A. III #80888
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:07 PM
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Vlad, I used the ones Avery sells but installed them on the inside. Just make the hole a little larger and stick the fairing out thru the hole, countersink the rivets and apply a little fill around the fairing and it makes a smooth transition. No flanges seen on the outside.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:52 PM
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I cut and shaped the Avery covers. Yes, I used pop rivets... shame on me.

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Default Pro Seal as adhesive?

It's certainly sticky stuff, but so is Cream of Wheat in the pot. Is standard mix Pro Seal sufficient adhesive to be used for this sort of application? What other uses might it work for and why not simply use epoxy or other dedicated adhesives?
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It's certainly sticky stuff, but so is Cream of Wheat in the pot. Is standard mix Pro Seal sufficient adhesive to be used for this sort of application?
Absolutely.

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What other uses might it work for and why not simply use epoxy or other dedicated adhesives?
Fillets around canopies (proseal will accept paint), and gluing a myriad of odds and ends in the plane and around the shop. Been using the stuff as an adhesive for years.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:53 AM
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Are these fairings mostly for looks? I can't imagine them being any more slippery than just running the tubes out the fuselage a bit:

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:04 AM
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Here is another angle that shows the nylon sleeve inside the faring ...

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Old 04-24-2014, 07:30 AM
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Are these fairings mostly for looks? I can't imagine them being any more slippery than just running the tubes out the fuselage a bit:

Like any other mod, they add at least 5kts of speed.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:36 AM
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Are these fairings mostly for looks? I can't imagine them being any more slippery than just running the tubes out the fuselage a bit:
Good eye. Probably increase drag a bit, but we'll never convince anyone
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