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Steve & Nancy Riffe
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Date:  3-13-2017
Number of Hours:  2.00
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Brief Description:  Intersection fairings-1

I worked on intersection fairings again today. I decided that with the Grove gear, the RV Bits fairings fit too tightly around the gear leg, thus keeping them from being seated against the wing. So, I cut a relief slot in the front of the fairings which did allow them to slide aft—almost to the wing. After I get a final fitting, I will wrap glass around the fairing at the leading edge to close it up. There is still a small gap around the leading edge of the wing. I will try applying some heat tomorrow and see if I can get a better fit. After that, I may apply a slurry of micro between the wing and the fairing to close the gap even more. Next, I worked on a bracket to stabilize the lower end of the “Red Cube”. The DAR thought I needed something to hold the lower end more firmly. I am planning on a bracket that I can attach to the bolt that secures the snorkel to fuel injection servo. Since this is near the exhaust, I made a bracket from 1/8” steel rather than aluminum. I made a mock up from .032” aluminum, then made the bracket from a steel strap. I used my torch to heat the strap in order to get a smooth bend. I’ll post pics tomorrow—if it works.
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R. fairing with relief cut

R. fairing with relief cut

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Have a gap at wing and fuse

Have a gap at wing and fuse

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Lower end also has gap

Lower end also has gap

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