RV-8 WHEEL FAIRING KIt
THE PERFECT COMPANION FOR OUR ALUMINIUM AIRFOIL RV-8 LANDING GEAR
Our fairings cover both the 6.00-6 and 380 x 150-5 tire. Moreover, their installation design collaborates with almost all major wheel and brake manufacturers.
Installation is easy. Since the fairings are molded with screw head dimples and the brackets are made with pre-drilled holes, parts line-up and simply screw in place. No jacking the airplane, aligning everything and then drilling blind into the brackets.
The standard RV-8 axle has been replaced with the RV-14 axle and the configuration of the wheel fairing brackets is quite similar to that of the RV-12 and RV-14...nothing new or novel with the installation. All the screws used for attachment of the fairings are 8-32. This means that you can use 8-32 stainless steel torx head screws instead of the standard Phillips head screws.
With these carbon fiber/epoxy fairings, RV-8 pilots now have the option to run bigger tires without having to go "naked".
Wheel Fairing Kit price is $895 and includes:
-two complete wheel fairings
-four wheel fairing brackets
-two lower intersection fairings
If you choose to bundle your wheel fairing kit with Matco's "I"-Series Internal Caliper centrifugally cast 6.00-6 aluminum wheels, the price is $1595 and additionally includes:
-Matco 90 degree stem inner tubes.
Shipping and crating is not included in the price.
Designed for minimum drag while providing good ground clearance, light weight, and up-to-date styling.