RV-8 WHEEL FAIRING KIT
The perfect companion for our Aluminum Airfoil RV-8 landing gear. With these carbon fiber/epoxy fairings, RV-8 pilots now have the option to run larger 6.00-6 tires without having to go "naked". Our fairings are designed for minimum drag while providing good ground clearance, light weight, and up-to-date styling.
The fairings are molded with screw head dimples and the attach brackets are made with pre-drilled holes which line-up with the dimples in the fairings making installation very straightforward...basically they are just screwed in place and you're ready to move-on. 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, just bigger wheels & tires with a slightly larger and more stylish wheel fairing to cover them. All the screws used for attachment of the farings are 8-32. This means that you can use 8-32 stainless steel torx head screws instead of the standard phillips head screws.
Included in the kit are Matco's "I"-Series Internal Caliper centrifugally cast 6.00-6 aluminum wheels.
The cost is $1595 for the entire kit - two complete wheel fairings, four wheel fairing brackets, lower intersection fairings, installation hardware, including Matco wheels, brakes, and 90 degree stem inner tubes. Shipping and crating is not included in the price.
Even though the fairing kit comes "bundled" with Matco 6.00-6 wheels and brakes, the installation has been designed to work with other manufacturers' 6.00-6 wheels and brakes.
Please contact us if you'd like to order or if you have further questions.