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Old 01-19-2023, 08:29 AM
Jcurry Jcurry is offline
 
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Default Wheel pants

Hi,
1. Just wondering if anyone has made their own wheel pants? If so, do you have a link to how you did it?
2. Has anyone used wheel pants from another vendor or aircraft that looks good on the -12?

Just looking for options. I called Vans and I really didn't get a good expected timeline if I went ahead and ordered them.

Thanks
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Old 01-19-2023, 10:32 AM
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Hi,
1. Just wondering if anyone has made their own wheel pants? If so, do you have a link to how you did it?
2. Has anyone used wheel pants from another vendor or aircraft that looks good on the -12?

Just looking for options. I called Vans and I really didn't get a good expected timeline if I went ahead and ordered them.

Thanks
Did it sound especially long, or just uncertain? I ordered them a couple weeks ago, but I'm almost glad to hear it's a longer delay since I'm just about ready for inspection and I won't have to fight back the urge to delay in order to do the wheel pants.
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Old 01-19-2023, 11:07 AM
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Did it sound especially long, or just uncertain? I ordered them a couple weeks ago, but I'm almost glad to hear it's a longer delay since I'm just about ready for inspection and I won't have to fight back the urge to delay in order to do the wheel pants.
To me the answer was uncertain and clear as mud.
If I understood her correctly, about 168 pieces are on order. The fiberglass guy brings about 6 pieces a week but some pieces are on back order.......

Would you please let me know if you get an anticipated arrival time?
Thanks
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Old 01-19-2023, 11:30 AM
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Default mold for wheelpant

A guy in the Netherlands offers molds for RV12 wheel pants.
And cowlings en wingtips, but all separate.
If you want I'll provide details ?

Greets
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Old 01-19-2023, 11:35 AM
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A guy in the Netherlands offers molds for RV12 wheel pants.
And cowlings en wingtips, but all separate.
If you want I'll provide details ?

Greets
Thank you Hans! That would be great information.
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Old 01-19-2023, 12:13 PM
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Default An old video but great

https://youtu.be/kjOt76LcKjU

This guy was a genius.
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Old 01-19-2023, 01:05 PM
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https://youtu.be/kjOt76LcKjU

This guy was a genius.
I watched this video to get some ideas for molding in the fairings along the front/back split line. Lots of work, but it was worth it.

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Old 01-19-2023, 01:46 PM
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I watched this video to get some ideas for molding in the fairings along the front/back split line. Lots of work, but it was worth it.

John Salak
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Awesome! Beautiful! Great work! I really want to try and do them myself.
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Old 01-20-2023, 08:54 AM
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Default wheel pants molds

info@hobbyin.nl

Under this address is Dennis van der Tooren, he's got these molds for sale. Also wingtips and cowling molds.

Succes!!
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Old 01-26-2023, 09:05 AM
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To me the answer was uncertain and clear as mud.
If I understood her correctly, about 168 pieces are on order. The fiberglass guy brings about 6 pieces a week but some pieces are on back order.......

Would you please let me know if you get an anticipated arrival time?
Thanks
I just got the ship notice for the wheel fairings kit.
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