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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?
Dick Sipp
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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.
Ron Gawer

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Old 09-10-2017, 07:01 PM
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Thanks guys appreciate the advice.
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