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Composite fairings, skirts and various other replacement parts

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Bret
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Some time ago, a member was investigating the potential of offering composite, carbon fiber or fiberglass parts as replacements for strut boots, skirts etc.  I do not recall who was researching this.  Has anything come of this?

 

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Bret Chilcott

108-2

Neodesha, KS


   
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I am in a full restoration of a 108-2. Composite fairings would be a welcome find. gn swanson


   
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Casey
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I saw a comment on either here or fb about someone who made 3D printed molds for the fairings. I inquired but never got a response. It seems genius to me to do it that way. Once someone gets a good 3D mold, that file can be shared with others who can then print it and start laying up carbon or glass. 


   
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Daniel
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On kind of a related note, when I owned a tri-pacer, I marveled at Jim Younkin's Mystery Pacer (google it). He cleaned up the cooling drag and added slick fairings, boots, and wheel pants. According to one article, at full power, 7,000 MSL he trued that out at 155mph, that's not a typo. I've thought a "Mystery Stinson" would be beautiful. 


   
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moffetb
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Thank you, that was a fun read.

1946 Stinson 108-1, Franklin 165, at one time NX8306K


   
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Karl A. Vogelheim
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All I can say is that I remember someone talking about both this and the flap hinge covers and I would be interested in all of them. Whoever was looking into this, please respond even if you aren’t doing this anymore.

Karl A Vogelheim
S108-3 N596C


   
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