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Old 10-22-2021, 09:58 AM
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A key to keeping the cowl from getting more difficult to install and remove on a tri-gear RV after installing a three blade prop, is extending the slot in the bottom of the cowl about 3 inches and make a longer block-out plate.
Or move the tailwheel back to where it belongs! Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 10-22-2021, 10:02 AM
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you said extend the slot 3".

Is this in addition to the bigger slot on the new cowl for the updated nose gear?

Or does the new cowl for the updated nose gear already includes this additional length?
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Old 10-22-2021, 07:12 PM
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you said extend the slot 3".

Is this in addition to the bigger slot on the new cowl for the updated nose gear?

Or does the new cowl for the updated nose gear already includes this additional length?
No, It isn’t something I want, it is a recommendation I made.
The dimension given for the new nose gear was fora typical installation ( 2 blade prop.), so a 3 blade would probably require more.

Maybe the advice should be “install your prop and then see if you can get the cowl off. If you can’t, keep lengthening the opening until you can”

The main point is that you have to lower the cowl further when removing it with a 3 blade prop. If you have a nose gear, doing so will require a longer slot.
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