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Old 07-11-2011, 06:57 AM
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Default Air scoop on lower vertical stabilizer fairing

Somebody a while back was adding a air duct on the front of the lower VS fairing and I was wondering if anyone remembered who it was and how well it worked?
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:36 AM
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Somebody a while back was adding a air duct on the front of the lower VS fairing and I was wondering if anyone remembered who it was and how well it worked?
The gentleman that was making those passed away a little over a year ago. Redmond Air was making Tony's panels and overheads, but I don't know about the scoop. Several of Tony's former employees now work at Redmond.

The comments that I have heard were that the scoop wasn't all that effective. Putting a pair of NACA scoops on the side of the fuselage appears to yield better results from the people that I've spoken with.

You can search for Accuracy Avionics or Tony Sustare for pireps.

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:12 AM
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Like this one? It looked fairly trivial to make.. but I forgot to ask how well it worked..

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Old 07-11-2011, 08:42 AM
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Default Dont think so---

No, I seem to remember Tony's setup to be a single round scoop at the base of the vert fin, centerline.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:08 AM
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This is what the Accuracy one looked like. You could modify the factory one pretty easily.

http://www.myrv10.com/tips/mods/OverheadVent/index.html

However I've heard nothing but really poor reports about it. Not much air, lot's of weight in plumbing to route the air forward, and it fills with water.

The side NACA vents are a better way to go.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:09 AM
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Default Good one Phil.



Yep, that is what I remembered, thanks for the link.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:11 AM
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The round one was the one I remember, I was worried about how much water it would pick-up. I never saw the one with two scoops, looks nice but I wonder if it would have water issues also considering it also faces directly forward.
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:48 AM
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This is a relatively similar setup to what Bonanzas have... Bo's have a drain tube from the SCAT tubing (in the tail cone) straight down to drain any water that may get in... so the water issue is nothing new and the issue has a solution.. Having said that, it is a lot more complex setup than a simple NACA vent
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the comments, just curious on other options before I start cutting holes in a perfectly good fuselage
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Aerosport

I have Aerosport's overhead console with the side vents in the fuselage. They work beautifully and the overhead fits very close with minimal finishing.
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