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    Registered User cook11's Avatar
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    Wheel spats?

    Anyone have first hand experience with wheel spats "Maule"or semi exposed wheel fairings like the Thorp T-18, Stolp Sa-500 Starlet? Any significant performance gains with them? I like how you don't have to remove the spat to get at your wheels for maintenance and inspection....any opinions?

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    Re: Wheel spats?

    Should be worth a knot or two. Not as good as full pants but better than just wheels. I plan to put some on my Starduster 1 but mostly for looks. The brake caliper has a good amount of drag.

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    Re: Wheel spats?

    Gotta keep the gaps small to get the best result.

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