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Old 03-13-2013, 10:04 PM
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Default Aft fuse access plate over or under fairing?

I placed the aft fuse access plate over the fairing thinking it could prevent elevator binding if the fairing was over the plate and the fairing fasteners were to become missing. Also a plus is less fasteners to install but the access plate has a slight gap at the aft edge where it rides over the fairing. What technique could I use to contour the access panel over the fairing with simple tools?



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Old 03-14-2013, 07:39 AM
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Steve,

On my 7, the fairing is over the cover and it lays very flat. Don't recall what the plans call for but it looks natural!
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:00 AM
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Access plate should be under both fairings, fits better and looks better.
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Nut plate on the access panel and place the fairing over it with a screw.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:50 AM
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Default Yep ... panel slides up under the fairing ...

... I just made sure I could remove the access panel w/o having to remove any fairing screws. Works fine.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:39 AM
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My fairings are also over and looks very clean. Also, all screws are flush. The ones in the forward aluminum fairing are drilled and tapped into longeron. I used #6. I did not use the rubber gap seal as I have about 1/32 to 1/16 clearance to the horizontal stabilizer skin.
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Here is a better solution. Go to the 6/3/06 entry for details.


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You could make a joggle strip and with a vice, nicely put a joggle into the cover, if you don't take someone else's advice to put the fairing outside.

Or alternatively, glass a small joggle into the fairing. This would be easy and quick.

Either would work. I'd prefer the joggle in the fairing to making a joggle in the cover.

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Default good solution Bill

thanks Bill, I think I'll give that a try after first flight.
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thanks Bill, I think I'll give that a try after first flight.

Steve if you decide to follow Bill's example do it before first flight. Very convenient to remove/reinstall.












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