AERO - STRATEGIES UNLIMITED 521 Eagle Court SE Mantorville, MN 55955 www.aerosu.com GEARLEG INTERSECTION FAIRINGS NOTE: Wash off mold release film with water ONLY. Fiberglass components tend to drift if not stored properly. Should drifting occur assemble the sections per steps 1 - 3, then store until drift is reversed. The fairings have approximately (1/8”-RV8)(3/8”all other models) added on the forward section for fine tuning during the overall assembly. The intersection fairing when assembled becomes an integral part of each wheelpant section and should align with the toggle joint. No body filler should be required on the exterior if the sections are trimmed and fitted correctly. STEP #1 Trim each section to the edge of the tooling marks. DO NOT trim inside. STEP #2 Align ALL tooling marks, tape together. STEP #3 When ready for assembly. Trim the assembly to the edge of the tooling marks. DO NOT trim beyond the tooling marks. STEP #4 On the aircraft as one assembly (start at the top and work down), align and adjust the gearleg fairing and the upper and lower intersection fairings with the wheel pant as necessary to achieve a uniform fit. The forward section(s) may be trimmed inside the aft tooling mark without adversly affecting proper fit. A small amount of trimming on the trailing edge of the gearleg fairing is acceptable. STEP #5 When all fairing alignments are completed. Trace the outline of the lower intersection fairing onto the wheel pant. STEP #6 Cut out the area 1/16” inside the line in step #5. STEP #7 Bevel the edge of the fairing and the wheel pant opposite each other to achieve a flush fit. STEP #8 Place a small bead of bodyfiller or fiberglass resin on the beveled edges and bond the components. Alternative method: Aluminum duct tape applied to the exterior will hold alignment until completing step #9. STEP #9 Fiberglass the intersection fairing to the associated wheel pant sections by placing one or two layers of fiberglass on the interior overlapping 1” to 2” on either side of the bonding joint. STEP #10 Nominal space is provided between the intersection fairings and the gearleg fairing for an anti- chafe material. For a custom fit: apply your favorite bodyfiller (1/16”) to all inside edges and press together. This will fill any irregularities between adjoining pieces. CALL 507-635-5976 or visit aerosu.com to order your NAVIGATION LIGHT MOUNTING INSERTS today!