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Old 08-10-2017, 08:23 AM
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Contacted South Florida Aviation for some information. Great discussion with Elaine and she promptly sent me the following link regarding their AC. Still trying to gather information and make a final decision


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGy9fR9roKA&t=10s
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:51 PM
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Dear all: I?m just starting to fly my -10 in Buenos Aires , Argentina and it has the system installed.
I was wondering if possible and if it?s worth to build a fairing in order to reduce drag, closing the scoop mouth during the cold months here, ( aprox 7/8 a year)
Hearing and waiting your useful opinions.

Jorge Ezquerra
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Already did Buenos Aires-Kosh in a Mooney in 2016
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:09 PM
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Default I'm no aerodynamacist..

..but I think a fairing would reduce the drag a little bit. However, you'd want to make sure not to use the air conditioning with the fairing in place. If you did make a fairing, I bet many people on this forum would be interested in knowing the drag penalty of the air conditioning scoop, based on your testing...
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:21 PM
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..but I think a fairing would reduce the drag a little bit. However, you'd want to make sure not to use the air conditioning with the fairing in place. If you did make a fairing, I bet many people on this forum would be interested in knowing the drag penalty of the air conditioning scoop, based on your testing...
Thanks for your opinion.
I will do and then post the results.

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Old 02-25-2019, 06:53 PM
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I?m planning on starting a build soon and would like to go the quick build route. Has anyone used any of these systems with a quick build fuselage or is it necessary to use the slow build fuselage?
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:32 PM
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I installed my airflow systems ac on a quick build kit.
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Old 02-25-2019, 08:23 PM
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I also installed my airflow systems A/C in a quick build fuselage. I even routed the hoses along the fuselage walls instead of in the tunnel. The quick build isn't so complete that it impacts your ability to install an A/C system.
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Old 02-26-2019, 11:38 AM
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But I don't understand the bit about Flightline being mounted in the baggage compartment. It's not that way in my kit.

The newer Flightline kits do want it mounted in the baggage compartment. No way I would take up baggage compartment space for the AC. Mine is the old one, like yours, mounted in the tailcone. I have seen the new Flightline that HelioJoe installed in the tailcone instead of the baggage area, and it looks great. Joe and his crew did a very nice job engineering that installation.
I have flown airplanes with both the Flightline and the Airflow systems. If I was doing it again, I would go with Airflow. My experience is more cold air and less complexity from Airflow. I must say, John Strain at Flightline could not possibly have been more responsive and helpful during the installation, and with some mods I made later on. I don't believe John owns the company anymore.
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