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Old 06-12-2018, 11:12 AM
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Then where's it going out?

And do we need to help it do so, so that it will come in from the heat ducts or fresh air vents, and not some unwanted place?

Guess not, if no one has added exhaust louvers or similar.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:51 PM
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Air does indeed come IN the baggage bulkhead from the tail. I can verify (or rather my wife can) that air comes IN around poor fitting door seals.

-Marc
That is surprising. I always thought that the air flowing around the mid-fuse exterior was under a lower pressure than the cabin air. In the 6, any leakage around the canopy forces air out of the cabin (air moving from interior to exterior) and it was my assumption was this air was replaced either through the cabin vents, when open, or from the tailcone, when everything was closed up.

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Old 06-12-2018, 03:34 PM
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To those that have installed -10 aileron boots, have you also sealed the spar itself?

It looks like there's a pretty large opening formed by the gap between fore and aft center section pieces that would have to also be sealed.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:24 AM
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To those that have installed -10 aileron boots, have you also sealed the spar itself?

It looks like there's a pretty large opening formed by the gap between fore and aft center section pieces that would have to also be sealed.
My lessons from the 6A show strong airflow from the wing to the cabin, hence the effectiveness of aileron pushrod boots. I intend to fully seal up the gaps in the spar area with silicon. I did the same on the 6 and get no air flow from the control stick area, which is a common complaint on the 6/7.

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