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CUB FENDERS

longwinglover

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Just to clarify are you looking for something like these?

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clyde

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They are nice but i am looking for the original ones that are more like teardrops without rivits.
 

39-J3

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John, What type of fenders are those? I have wheel pants from wag aero on my cub and the bigest problem that I have with them is checking or adding air to the tires. The wheel pants need to be removed to do so. It was nice having them on this year, Our strip never dried out this past summer and it kept a lot mud and grass from being splashed up onto the fuselage.

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longwinglover

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But you DO mean something like this, not wheel pants like below which I've actually heard some people call "fenders".

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Larry, why not add 'doors' like these, that allow airing the tires. They are held in place with a single hartwell latch. Push the button, and they fall out in your hand. Air the tire up, slide them back into place, and you're done.
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39-J3

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Thanks Jim, I will look into adding doors on them. I did not know that was an option.

Larry
 

chuck2shaw

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Clyde,
Is this closer? They were called "streamlines".
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sorry but that white wheel pant is the ugliest thing I have ever seen on an airplane.....LOL :D
 

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Josh, I don't argue that -- but since it adds about 6 or 7 mph in cruise over the stock fairing, plus a substantial increase in rate of climb, it might be worthwhile anyway. Not to mention that it allows one person to remove the entire fairing in about 4 minutes while the stock fairing takes two people about twice that long. The reason for the dorsal fin is that it reduces some of the oleo and torque link drag. The reason for the short aft section is that it resolves a known, erratic uncommanded yaw darting problem in Piper Cherokees that are running the stock fairing. All in all, more pluses than minuses, particularly in these days of high fuel prices. :)

However, the point of the post had nothing to do with that particular wheel fairing -- the post only related to its small air door that allows the tire to be easily inflated without removing the fairing. That door can be installed in almost any wheel fairing.
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