Light Streamline Lift Struts

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Light Streamline Lift Struts

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:24 pm

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I saw these plastic sleeve material before ...but made my own out of aluminum ...Used them 10-12 yrs
Then in 2018 , I started pulling off weight where I could ...Those homemade lift struts were a little heavy .
I flew without them , but the wobble was still there sometimes , I decided to use those sleeves I had seen before .
Crap... I couldn't find them , nobody was any help ...
FINALLY , I came across them ... I'm talking days it took to do this .
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http://www.uflyit.com/streamline_fairings.htm
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They weren't cheap ... but they are light and I have enough left over to sleeve the landing gear also .
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I got the sleeve in position before I did a lot of drilling , they turned out nice .
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I bought the small size...good snug fit.
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Gotta Fly...
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SMALL - FITS 5/8" TO 1 1/4" ROUND TUBING - Individual piece, 8' in length.

(in the full 8' section, this fairing ships via UPS Ground, as an oversized parcel, and the shipping charge is $33 for up to 2 fairings. If you want them cut in smaller sections, simply note the length(s) you want in the field provided to the left. Once we receive your order, we will calculate the exact shipping charges and REFUND any excess shipping amount you paid with the order)
$60 Each
Attachments
Streamline Lift Struts 002.jpg
Streamline Struts for FSII (1).JPG
Streamline Struts for FSII (2).JPG
Sometimes you just have to take the leap
and build your wings on the way down...
                Gotta Fly...
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Re: Light Streamline Lift Struts

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:37 pm

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more pictures of the process.
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Notice the lower bolts slide into the lift struts , They only are held by the upper ones .
Because they are HIDDEN from view , I added cotter pins to all the lower sets .
This was already done when I put aluminum lift struts on it.
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I did some testing where the tube would sit in the sleeve , I made pencil marks .
One tube needed twisting to seat right .
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Gotta Fly...
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Attachments
Streamline Struts for FSII (3).JPG
Streamline Struts for FSII (5).JPG
Streamline Struts for FSII (6).JPG
Sometimes you just have to take the leap
and build your wings on the way down...
                Gotta Fly...
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Re: Light Streamline Lift Struts

Postby planecrazzzy » Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:46 pm

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.. I used some WD-40...
couple clamps to open the sleeve a little was helpful
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Did I mention they are LIGHT...
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I was going to experiment with a spiral string / rope around the lift strut to wash away the oscillation effect .
But these sleeves are a clean fix.
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Gotta Fly...
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Attachments
Streamline Struts for FSII (7).JPG
Streamline Struts for FSII (8).JPG
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and build your wings on the way down...
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