Originally Posted by Scott Hersha
A cheap alternative if you donít need to use them every day - a large yellow sponge from Walmart and other places like you would use to wash your car. Shaped like a loose figure 8. Squish it a little and it fills the cowl inlet tightly. You can poke a hole in the middle for a cord/strap and secured with a little shoe goo to tie them together if you want. If you donít use the cord mod, it serves as a cleaning tool for bugs when you get home. Let it dry and youíre ready to use it as a plug again. Thatís been my method for years.
Yep,----This sounds like exactly what I bought at Walmart. $1.99 each. Absolutely perfect fit for an RV 8. I also just bought two 16 inch "do not fly" red ribbon streamers to hang on the sponges. Those cost $7 each.
By the way, after cleaning out the bird's nest, I jammed a couple of old tee shirts in the cowl openings, until I could find something permanent. So yesterday, I go back to my hangar to see if the sponges fit, and what do I find?? A couple of leaves up against one of the tee shirts. That little sucker had been back, trying to redo his handywork.