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Old 09-05-2017, 06:36 PM
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I cut mine and attached the vent (I only have one) after I had joined the tailcone to the fuse but before that last tailcone top skin was riveted on.
Hey Todd. Thanks for chiming in. Do you find that the single vent provides as much air flow as you desire?
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:01 PM
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Hey Todd. Thanks for chiming in. Do you find that the single vent provides as much air flow as you desire?
It's fine in the air, a bit weak on the ground. Mine is on the right side so maybe if it was one the left it would benefit more from the spiraling prop slip stream but that's just a guess. Of course the standard vents both in front and back do a pretty good job by themselves. However, when it's hot and you're sitting there trying to get a release or takeoff clearance no amount of vented air really helps that much on the ground--the cabin is still an oven. The vents just make it an inefficient convective oven . If you want cool you either have minimize your ground time or add A/C.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:45 PM
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Has anyone mounted theirs in the "middle" bay vertically? The panel between the top two rows of rivets on the tail cone has holes for the static ports, so I was going to mount the NACA vents in the next panel down to avoid any possible interference they might cause to the static system.

Is that a realistic concern or am I unnecessarily worrying?
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:56 PM
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Here's pic after I installed mine.


No issues interfering with the right side static port that I've been able to notice.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:00 PM
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Here's pic after I installed mine.


No issues interfering with the right side static port that I've been able to notice.
That's good news. Although I may still install in the lower panel because there's a "divot" there that probably happened when I moved the tail cone from it's original home to mine a couple of years ago. I just remembered that when I went to look at it after your post.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:37 PM
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My experience with just the Vans vents forward is that they provide plenty of ventilation without the need for overhead vents. I live in Central Valley California where it is really hot this time of year...
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:39 PM
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My experience with just the Vans vents forward is that they provide plenty of ventilation without the need for overhead vents. I live in Central Valley California where it is really hot this time of year...
Necessary -- no. Nice to have, yes as it gives pax more airflow options.
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