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Old 09-10-2017, 04:04 AM
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Default VS Base Fairing ?

Just fitted our VS's and notice there are gaps at the bottom where they meet the tailcone. Only around 1/4" where the skin oil cans a little.

Now I may be being dumb, but I have gone through the build instructions a couple of times and can't see any references to rubber edging, or similar. I even looked at my video on YouTube when I flew the 12 a few years ago and that seemed bare as well.

Am I missing anything or do we just leave the gap ?
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:43 AM
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The gap is standard and free of charge.
I used a flexible sealant kit.
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:53 AM
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Was wondering......

May use Tigerseal or similar PU paintable adhesive when assembled.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:45 PM
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I used DAP 230 and a popsicle stick. Paintable, flexible and removable if ever needed. Available at your local AirCraft Hardware store.
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:19 PM
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Thanks - really surprised their isn't a simple rubber strip. I suppose it is all for lightness.

Problem is gaps at intersections can cause air leakage and loss of performance.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:05 PM
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Check out page 9 of the 6th 2009 issue of the RVator. You can see how Van sealed the gap on his RV-12. Here's a link:

http://vansaircraft.com/public/RVator.htm
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:47 PM
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Spot on.......

Thanks
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