The fairing is 99% done as far as trimming.
It looks fantastic on the airplane too. I
don't log hours, but if I took an educated
guess, I have between 50 and 60 hours into
this fairing. It was a lot of work but so
worth it! I would do it again.
if I had to do it again, it would only take
half the time now that I know what I'm
Comes out to just under a pound. By the time
it's primed and painted it will be right
around a pound total weight.
It fits so nice that I only need a few
screws to hold it in place.
I'm not exactly sure how I want to cut the
back of the bottom. I drew the bolt, and I
think I will make the aft end curved behind
the bolt. So I'll drill a hole in the
fairing which will go around the bolt head,
then just curve the aft end.
I might trim the top aft edge too so that it
does not lay over the line of rivets holding
the elevator hinge. So the aft end of the
top and bottom may still get trimmed a
little, but I'll let my brain think it over
for a while. There's certainly no hurry to
What do you think? An extra 35 mph?? My
cruise speed might be measured in Mach