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Old 12-08-2022, 12:13 PM
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Default Fairings Installed

I finally got the fairings installed. I am not saying they are as good as I would like them to be but they are ON! I made all the intersecting pieces and it was way more of a pain than I thought it would be. Way more. I may purchase some ready made ones and redo them but for now - I am done!

One thing I will consider if I do them again is to have the leg fairing overlap the wheel pant stub. When I was fitting them I put it over the stub and it looked much better with no gap showing.

Now I will probably be pushing the VNE speed all the time!!!
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Old 12-08-2022, 12:18 PM
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Old 12-24-2022, 12:17 PM
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Beautiful paint job!
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Old 01-05-2023, 10:11 AM
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They look great to me!
That paint is super shiny too!

Hows she fly?
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Old 01-05-2023, 08:51 PM
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Hey Rocky, looking good.. Chuck B and I are still plugging away at the RV6 build. Hope all is well with you .. Stop by next time your in Caldwell..
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Old 01-07-2023, 12:20 AM
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Those look great! Mine are really ugly and need a lot of finishing work. I was amazed at what an airspeed difference they make, too!
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Old 01-07-2023, 08:43 PM
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They look great to me!
That paint is super shiny too!

Hows she fly?
It flys great. I have just over 100 hours of my time on it and each flight is a new experience. I am still learning but it is a whole new experience over the 172 I started flying!
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Old 01-07-2023, 08:46 PM
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Hey Rocky, looking good.. Chuck B and I are still plugging away at the RV6 build. Hope all is well with you .. Stop by next time your in Caldwell..
Kevin, I was so swamped getting all my crapola out of the hangar and pressed to get back to SLC to handle my sisters passing I just ran out of time. My wife and I are going to fly out this spring. I am really looking forward to that!

I still need to work on cross wind but I am getting better! Have fun on the 6.
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