FANCY PANTS: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
1. HOW MUCH TIME IS SPENT FOR KIT INSTALLATION?
Fancy Pants is a relatively simple installation. Time spent on the installation
is usually found to be 10 - 14 hours from the unpacking to the final paint
trimming is completed.
2. DOES THE KIT INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS?
Yes, the kit contains accurate and informative instructions. If instructions
are followed step by step the complete installation can be kept relatively
3. IS THE KIT APPROVED?
The Skylane/182, Cardinal/177 and Skyhawk/172 kits are fully certified
in Canada and the United States. These are covered by Supplemental Type
Certificates (Canada) and Supplemental Type Certificates (United States).
Kits have been flight tested and found to meet the approved flight standards
of both governing parties.
4. HOW MUCH SPEED INCREASE WILL I GAIN?
Many reports have been returned to our representatives and have been averaging
from 5 - 8 mph for the Skylanes and the Cardinals. For the Skyhawks the
will average 3 -5 mph. This all depends on year of aircraft, flight conditions
and general aircraft condition.
5. ARE THERE ANY OTHER BENEFITS?
Fancy Pants provides unlimited protection from stone abrasion to the nose
strut. As owners are aware dirt and abrasion can prematurely wear out
nose strut seals costing extra expense to the owner.
6. ARE NOSE GEAR ITEMS EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOR SERVICE?
Yes, Fancy Pants may be removed for nose gear service in 5 minutes or
7. DOES KIT FIT OLDER AIRCRAFT?
Fancy pants fits all Cardinals, Skylanes from 1962 on, Skyhawks/172 thru
P models that are fitted with a nose fairing of newer styling (Part Number
0543079- 11). If you don't have this fairing we can provide one of proper
type manufactured of fibreglass.
8. WHAT IS FANCY PANTS CONSTRUCTED OF?
Fancy Pants are constructed of Polyester resins, fibreglass matt and cloth.
Each set is hand layed up and comes partially trimmed with scribed incisions
9. CAN A CUSTOMER INSTALL HIS OWN?
Yes, he can do his own labour but we suggest that he involves his A.M.E.
or A & P in the final fit for installation and certification.