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Old 12-10-2018, 08:21 AM
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Default Pic request - Fairings-Etc tail fairing install on RV-7/8

Fellow Fairings-Etc tail fairing customers, would you share pictures of your fairing installation, especially the lower fairings? I'm particularly interested in how you attached the lower fairing to the fuse and whether you installed any fasteners to the underside of the HS.

I've done several forum searches and most of the links I've found have expired picture URLs. Any new info would be much appreciated!

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:12 AM
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Default Three shots for you

Hi Dave, a friend of mine was at this exact stage and asked for a few photos of mine. I still have them so I’ll forward on to you. The fairing does take a lot of work to get right but it’s worth it. I used a lot of packing tape and mold release on the fuse and screwed many parts down with flox between them to get a good fit.

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:15 AM
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I went straight into the top longeron And tapped for 6-32 screws. I didn?t attach it to the HS. The only attachment to the HS is the most rearward screw on the top fairing because it just wouldn?t sit totally flat.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:17 AM
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The lower fairing has a lip built into the front so it that fits under the top fairing.

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Old 12-10-2018, 04:16 PM
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that's not a fairing but rather ARTWORK! beautiful.
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Old 12-10-2018, 07:34 PM
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that's not a fairing but rather ARTWORK! beautiful.
I was thinking the same thing, that work and paint job is amazing!
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:19 PM
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Great post
I?ve been thinking about going this route on my 7 too, I hate to think of all the hours I spent on this fairing on my 6 with mixed feelings looking at the end result, nice work Simon, Stiill can?t believe you did a paint job like that on your first go at it !!!
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:26 AM
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Too kind guys, thanks.

Gary! Nice to hear from you, have you painted your 6 yet? Clare asks about you often, will we see you at Oshkosh this year?

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Old 12-11-2018, 07:04 AM
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Hi Dave, a friend of mine was at this exact stage and asked for a few photos of mine. I still have them so I?ll forward on to you. The fairing does take a lot of work to get right but it?s worth it.
Many thanks Simon, that's exactly what I was hoping for - I owe you a beer! You've really set the bar high for emp fairings...

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Old 12-11-2018, 11:57 AM
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Glad to help, I’ll take that beer �� at the HBC pavilion!

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