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Jim Mantyla
 Post subject: Tail Wheel Fairing
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:23 am 
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Guys,

I noticed on the previous thread it was digressing to discussion about fairings so i started a new one.

I bought a tail wheel fairing from Tom Worth a while back and it really looks nice. The issue I have is that the ball is not centered at cruise with this fairing in place. It is just over 1/2 a ball out. I take the fairing off and the ball is perfectly centered. The speeds are virtually the same with or without the fairing. I have the Trusty spring, Aviation Products tail fork and Matco 6" wheel. Anyone else see this?

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Jim


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Ryan Allen
 Post subject: Re: Tail Wheel Fairing
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:32 pm 
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I have one of those tail wheel fairings. I didnt notice any speed increase. My fairing has no ill effect on the ball being centered though.


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