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Old 04-02-2018, 02:58 PM
Skybolt Aeromotive Corp Skybolt Aeromotive Corp is offline
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Default Sun N Fun Special Vans RV Cowling Kits

Skybolt is offering 15% off all complete Vans RV fastener kits and 10% on all AN Bolts! Sale begins April 2nd and ends April 15th. Call today or visit us online at
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:06 PM
John Owen John Owen is offline
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Default Conversion

Have there been any conversions from piano hinge fasteners to the Skybolt kit? My RV-8 was built when I bought it and has piano hinge fasteners all around for the upper and lower cowling. I find it difficult to R&R and wondered about options.

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Old 04-02-2018, 03:24 PM
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fl-mike fl-mike is offline
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I converted the top half of the cowl firewall line from hinges to Skybolt. Took a little doing and some glass work, but I was repainting the whole plane anyway (well, a total rebuild really). This was before the pre-fab brackets were available, so I rolled my own.

Very do-able if you are not afraid of going off-plans and getting creative.
Mike W
Venice, FL
RV-6A. Mattituck TMX O-360, FP, GRT Sport EFIS
N184WM reserved (RV-8)....tail kit done, slow-build wing done, slow-build fuselage in progress.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:35 AM
CCG CCG is offline
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FYI for those interested, the sale is only for the Full kit, ie complete firewall and sides. Not one of the other "complete" kits.
Sold RV-4 N91AB 160hp FP
Building RV-7 200hp CS
2018 Dues Paid
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