fit on top of the late model nose wheel pants and are between the
pants and the underside of the engine cowling. They smooth airflow
around the nose strut and across the scissors assembly while they
provide protection to the nose strut tube against sand, gravel and
rock strikes from the propeller. Access can be provided for attachment
of a towbar for ground handling. These generally will provide 6 to
8 MPH gain. Currently available only for the 177 and 182. We now have
available the 172 Fancy Pants which will generally provide 3 to
5 MHP gain.
FIBRE WHEEL FAIRINGS
exact duplicate of the Cessna late model fairings, they are built
of exceptionally strong fiberglass. They are easily repairable in
the field if they are damaged in an accident. These smooth the air
flow around the sides and underneath the wheel assemblies more than
earlier models which tended to have a scoop like design. They are
furnished with round push-in nylon plugs for access to the air filler
on the tires. These wheel fairings generally add 2 to 3 MPH more than
the old designs. STA and STC approved.
LANDING GEAR KIT
(C-177 only) This kit includes two brake fairings, two fuselage cuffs, and two
preformed new low-drag extended chord, aluminum gear leg fairings. These
fairings remove air turbulence and decrease drag and correct the angle of
incidence of the gear leg fairing which previously flew in a stall. The speed
gain is typically 3 to 4 MPH. This kit does not include the late model wheel
fairing that must first be on the aircraft..
vary aerodynamicly sculpted brake fairings smooth the airflow around
the inside of the wheel pants and across the brake assembly. Also
made of high quality fiberglass, the typical gain is approximately
2 to 3 MPH. Available for Cessna aircraft with tubular gear having
an aluminum fairing already in place from the factory. Also available
as part of a Main Landing Gear Kit for the C-177 Cardinals and for
the C-182 with tubular gear that has an aluminum skin or flat leaf
spring gear. Must be used with late model wheel pants.
fairing fits over the lower half of the existing fairing, and it also
comes with a rear tie down fairing. The product is semi finished and
are larger in size then the original fairing (giving the installer
room for adjustment) as all aircraft are not built exactly the same.
Lower turbulence in the rear stabilator/fuselage area, smoother air
flow past the rear tie down and less air bleeding through from the
bottom of the stabilator to the top are all features of the fairing.
Drawings and instructions are included. Installation time is approximately
5 hours. Speed changes vary from aircraft to aircraft (approximately
2 - 4 mph). Construction material is lightweight fiberglass. The new
tailcone also provides gap seals for the sides of the tailcone alongside
the opening of the stabilator. This is a very worthwhile mod for all
Cardinals, Fixed or retractable gear. Applicable models Cessna 177
A and B models, Cessna 177RG (All Models).
provides the upper half of the fiberglass tailcone. Makes it easier
to inspect the aircraft during 100 hour inspections or annual. It
also allows you to discard that floppy, thin, aluminum original tailcone.
Excellent aesthetics, and additional speed gain of 1 - 2 mph. The
upper tailcone, which is a speed mod must be used with the Lower Tail
fairing is made of fiberglass using a fire retardant resin. The fairing
helps reduce engine temperatures and decreased the turbulence around
the exhaust pipe. Applicable models are Cessna 172 I thru S, 177 thru
B, 177RG, 180 C and on, 182 C thru R and 185's all models.
approximately 4" x 10" and can be used to cover protruding
nuts, bolts. We use these to fit over the exposed bolt heads on the
wheel fairings blending the airflow even more smoothly around the
sides of the wheel pants. One is used for each main wheel pant and
two are used on the nose wheel pant. Speed gain is less than 1 MPH.
Cosmetic effect gives finished appearance to wheel pants.
highly streamlined cover for the typical, rectangular Cessna, King,
Narco and Bendix ADF loops on the aircraft belly. The cover usually
provides about 1 mph gain. Available in two sizes to fit most belly
mounted ADF antennas.
is one of the most important fairings for the earliest Cardinals with
no cowl flap in place. It helps to recontour the lower cowling to
approximate the shape of the later models. It helps to redirect airflow
that previously rammed directly into the lower firewall lip aft of
the large opening behind the nose gear. Helps to increase cooling
airflow from the engine. Made of fire retardant resin. Speed gain
is reported to be between 8 to 12 MPH and the aesthetics are greatly
enhanced with the shimmy damper now enclosed as in later models and
the gaping hole closed.
fit all Cardinals, are made of fiberglass and are easily field repairable
if damaged. These are not a speed mod.