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Thread: [Acro] Re: Pitts gear leg fairings, cracking p ...

Message: [Acro] Re: Pitts gear leg fairings, cracking problems etc.

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From: klick at

Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 12:41:23 UTC



My S1S has fabric gear leg fairings, and I ordered new metal
ones from Aviat. They came with foam that will fit inside,
and will, I assume dampen the vibrations that cause the

Jim Klick  (no cracks in the fabric ones)

>I had all the same problems on my T.  A piece of foam on the inside of the
>fairings to dampen vibration solved everything.
>"Peter Ashwood-Smith" <petera at> wrote:
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>My S-1T has only 570hrs on it but the gear leg fairings are a source of
>annoyance. I get little cracks that run up from the inside  around the
>cutouts for the brake calipers which require constant stop drilling. The
>rivets that hold the front and rear faces together constantly loosen up and
>need to be replaced. Now, the fold in the rear has started to crack and that
>is pretty much impossible to fix. I guess I'll have to put new ones on this
>winter at annual but I'm wondering if there is something that can be done to
>make this less of a problem?
>Am thinking that when I replace them I'll pour a small bead of epoxy into
>the rear fold to help relieve the stress a bit, and will put a piece of
>anti-chafing tape between the two halves where they rivet together.
>Any thoughts?


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