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akwrencher

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A Google search for plastic streamline strut fairings turned up a number of hits. I did not follow further, but some looked interesting.
 

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I would like to find the plastic covers that the attached pic shows....they slide over the tubing.
A Google search brought up a few sites but the majority want a minimum order of a couple 100 feet... or they were priced about $15 a foot.
I remember buying some of this material,years ago,and it was priced around $5 - $6 a foot......but I cant remember where I got it though.
Thought maybe someone might know of a good source at a decent price now...

Kevin
 

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FritzW.....that is the material that I'm looking for and I have seen that exact article.
Unfortunately,Ultralight News is just a publication and they don't sell anything....they didn't even list a supplier in the article.
That article is fairly old also....
Did you see something in the article that I overlooked?
Who is the manufacturer/supplier ?

Kevin
 
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MadProfessor8138

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Dana.....I've read that article and it's pretty informative.
To be honest though...with the enormity of this build,those fairing are something that I would rather purchase instead of spending time & money fabricating.
I'm having to weigh time against money on several things at this point......

Kevin
 

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Hot wire foam to the streamline shape, epoxy to round strut, and cut fabric to 2" wide strips or use leftover pinking tape and glue (Tite-Bond) and wrap the tube and foam shape with a little overlap and smooth and paint. If you want to spend more money use epoxy resin and light fiberglass cloth and a mixture of micro-balloons and resin for a filler, sand and paint. The foam and pinking tape and glue worked good on my friends Mini-Max. Gained 7 mph in cruise powered by a 1/2 VW. Still good after over a thousand hours of flying.
 

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Hey Kevin, are you looking for something as simple as Mike Arnold's strut fairing?

 

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I’ve got some pieces of the uflyit on the Cuby. Instead of building a new gear cabane, I used the streamline fairing. It has been very effective.
 
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