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Old 03-18-2017, 12:07 PM
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Default a couple printed ideas

rocker switch protector. use small velcro on each end to secure.




infinity stick cover. first trial.



looks goofy, works great. no more snagged switches when climbing in. that could ruin your day. just drop it on and it finds the home. done.







label embossed



print with multiple colors and glow in the dark plastic?




label recessed
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:33 PM
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Default fuel drain fairing

maybe a little proseal on the cylinder is enough to adhere. weight = 16 grams. first trial, size is not final. plastic cost = $ 0.42. may also improve the life of the o-ring since it will eliminate vortex shedding vibration of the stem that is in the airstream.



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Old 03-20-2017, 09:11 PM
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Sweet, I will take 2 of the fuel drain fairings, where do I send the $0.84?
How about a smaller fairing for the fuel vents on the belly?
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:12 PM
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I'll throw a couple of these in a back for Oshkosh. Fly away with a "faster" airplane.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:38 PM
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Default Fuel drain lock

On the fuel drain fairings could you put a hole in it such that a small lock can be inserted so that it will prevent someone from stealing fuel? I dont know why this occurred to me, not that i live in LA or anything like that.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:41 PM
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John, I wouldn't do that for anyone except you. Let me know when you need it. Steve
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:12 PM
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Steve, you are having way too much fun there!
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Old 03-24-2017, 07:23 AM
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Can you incorporate a small piece of screening material in it to keep the bugs out? (Mud daubers are a real pain in the South and will build a nest in any opening they can find.)

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maybe a little proseal on the cylinder is enough to adhere. weight = 16 grams. first trial, size is not final. plastic cost = $ 0.42. may also improve the life of the o-ring since it will eliminate vortex shedding vibration of the stem that is in the airstream.



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Old 03-25-2017, 09:03 PM
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Bill, I attempted to make the fairing removable if needed for access or to clean out mud.... I used the same idea as the JD fairing because it's good, a set screw at the fwd edge.

JD fairing didn't seat fully because of paint. I've been flying with this for a year, no problems.


printed fairing, Eppler 863 airfoil, thickness increased from my first prototype made from memory, my memory wasn't very good. it's a solid fit. I like it. the ABS plastic will not scratch the paint.











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Simplicity is the art in design.
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My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
www.rvplasticparts.com

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Old 03-26-2017, 04:05 AM
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Just when I was looking for another reason to get a 3D printer.. I guess I should go ahead and order it..

Any of you guys using the Maker Select V2?
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