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Picked up a pair of wheel pants for my VariEze. Looks like another couple of layers of fibreglass were laid inside the front half to sandwich the capture of the rear. Never seen this done before, is it a Rutan thing? 

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Do the halves fit together?  What does the other half look like?  It's an interesting idea but I'd think you'd still need screws to hold them together.  I don't think Master Rutan ever spoke on the subject of wheel pant mate-up or at least, his disciples never put down his words.   🙂


-Kent
Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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Interesting but I don't know how you would put nutplates on the inside of the double flange to hold screws.  Maybe the builder had another idea there.

I wouldn't think the double-flange adds very much and could be cut off by sliding a piece of metal in the slot to keep from cutting too deep and cutting the inner flange off with an abrasive disk.  Then the nutplates could go on the flange on the right side of the picture.


-Kent
Cozy IV N13AM-750 hrs, Long-EZ-85 hrs and sold

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