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Old 12-09-2022, 05:18 PM
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I've realized that the material I used is not fiberglass reinforced. It's just regular silicon.

Should I tear it out and replace with the fiberglass stuff?
It should be fine.
The laser cut seals provided in the RV-14 FWF kit are made of silicone. As already mentioned, they are a bit less durable than the Garlock style seal material though and can tear. Just inspect as they age and replace / repair as needed.
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Old 12-09-2022, 05:55 PM
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with all these little improvements, you have me wishing I built a 14, and wish I had the bank account to match.....
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Old 12-10-2022, 12:41 PM
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My good friend Lance fabricated this excellent, simple aluminum plenum while he owned my RV6X. When I bought it back it was faster and cooler with no cowl mod, just baffle material in front.
Win win!

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PS: And yes my airplane was in my garage!

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Old 12-10-2022, 10:12 PM
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So i installed the upper cowling ramps. How does the baffle seal against this?
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Old 12-10-2022, 11:38 PM
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I like to use retainer strips when possible vs individual pop rivets/washers.
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Originally I had the black stuff from Vans and pop rivets. After drilling all those out when it came time to replace, I decided it was worth the effort to make strips and use those with screws & nuts, against the next time. And makes it easier to tweak and modify to get things to seal just right.
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Old 12-10-2022, 11:44 PM
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Originally I had the black stuff from Vans and pop rivets. After drilling all those out when it came time to replace, I decided it was worth the effort to make strips and use those with screws & nuts, against the next time. And makes it easier to tweak and modify to get things to seal just right.
This is a good tip. I wonder it is worthwhile to put in nutplates?
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Old 12-10-2022, 11:52 PM
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This is a good tip. I wonder it is worthwhile to put in nutplates?
Not in my opinion, since you can get at both sides of the strips easily. I use #8 screws and all metal nutplates.
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Old 12-11-2022, 05:07 PM
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The seal material usually is shipped rolled up and retains a curved shape when you unroll it. Use that curve to your advantage and cut out the replacement pieces so that the curve is toward the airflow. I like to use retainer strips when possible vs individual pop rivets/washers.
Looking at your 3rd picture the forward edge of the rear most side baffle pieces overlap the middle ones. Will this catch incoming air and be forced downward or does it not make a difference?
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