Wing root fillets

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Wing root fillets

Post by whisper » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:18 am

After a lot of testing we have finally decided on what we believe to be the very best shape for these.
GXW's fillets look good but they cause a very slight buffet on the tailplane during slow flight with the engine off (nothing when the engine is idling). GZY's fillets are higher and have no buffet at all but they are not as pretty.

The final shape is somewhere in between the two!

We'll be able to provide moulded fillets in the very near future which will cut down on the labour of hand shaping your own.

If you're interested in a set please let us know.

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Wing root Fillets

Post by ollie » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:26 pm

Hi,
Can you discuss with Len & Les for me and see if this is relevent to my project and if so let me know what the damage is.
Thanks in advance.
John O

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Post by Tjoek » Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:27 pm

Hi Russel,

Could you at some stage publish photos of both wing roots so that I can compare and steal with my eyes?

Regards
Kobus

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Post by whisper » Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:06 pm

Kobus, here are pics of the 3 different fillets.
I'll post pics of the mouldings as soon as they are done.
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Post by whisper » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:29 pm

The fillet moulds are done and we have made the first parts. They fit the aircraft very well and look good. I will add them to the pricelist at R2516 + VAT.

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