See attached photos of the original stock fairings from Avid. I traced the fairing for a quick drawing hopefully it makes sense. Would be rather easy to make. Notice the parts list basically tells you the size depending on which fairing you are doing whether lift struts or landing gear. Mine are anywhere from 1"-2.5" longer from factory than what it shows on parts list ( I would assume to trim down to fit at roughly the dimensions listed on parts list) Hope this helps.....Cheers Randy
Absolutely Ridiculous!! Signed FREEDOM is the Greatest thing in this Country but that still does not give anyone the right to Remove, Deface or Destroy property that is not yours! Totally amazes me the total disrespect of others these days!
That does amaze me that the wood is holding that well. Obviously by calculation it makes sense but I guess the wood is attached to each other too which helps with the opposing forces. I think I'm going to give it a try. Makes sense in the fact that it is a solid surface that the fabric is attaching to. With the tube version the open space between the tubes would increase the chance of puncturing the fabric while getting in/out possibly! Great Job Jim.....Thanks for another Great option! Great People, Great Site and Great To Be Experimental! Randy
Vance....Sorry to hear about your mishap! Well I guess not really yours but for you to deal with! I guess at least the guy was honest enough to tell you rather than finding out the wrong way like in the air or something. Looks like you are well on your way to getting it operational again though. This brings up a Great point since I'm hoping to start my wings in the next few weeks. I guess it would be a Good idea to do the ribtail reinforcement/cover while doing the actual build to strengthen that area ahead of time? Wish you the Best at getting the bird back in the air! Cheers Randy
A New Airport! You surely don't hear that often these days!!! Great Video and the plane looks Great too! Glad to see your getting some hours on it and hopefully having some fun along the way too! Cheers Randy
The cost for a speedwing extension kit is $2090. This includes all materials including speedwing ribs, 6061T6 spar extensions, 6061T6 circular I-beam spar splices, fiberglass wing tips, aluminum stringers, two part epoxy, rivets/hardware, and covering material - this is not a complete list of included items. (Copied response from Mark at Avid) Mine was $1950 less the wing tips since I already have them (unused). Not sure what it cost previously. Hope its worth it! Cheers Randy
As Joey "C5Engineer" mentioned he is working on producing parts. I just ordered my Speedwing Extension with no problems so far. Except parts were to be here yesterday but that is not his Fault! The tracking number said yesterday but USPS is dragging their feet as usual!! Cheers Randy
Jim, My Mark IV wheel bearings look like this as described above with the seal attached. The part number on it (LM11900LA) is a Timken Bearing number but if you just search the number it will come up very easy. Hope this helps.....Cheers Randy