LSE Gear Leg
slip on gear-leg fairings are a molded copy of
Light Speed Engineering's high performance
Vari-EZE that uses a Long-EZ gear strut. A
low drag airfoil was selected with a particularly
large range of angle of attack.
installation upside-down or while the
airplane is on its gear
special fixturing required
on telescoping design
antenna can fit in the trailing edge of
the glass fairings
position the fairings for installation, simply
slip the main portion onto the gear leg and align
the leading and trailing edge with the longerons.
You will have to trim part of the existing
fillet to conform to your fuselage shape.
Do not attach the gear leg fairings to the
fillet should slide up and down on the fuselage
during flexing of the gear. (hard landings)
Once the upper contact area is established, sand
1-1˝” on the inside of the fairings’ trailing
edge and the top and bottom of the gear strut at
its thickest point.
Apply a small amount of micro to the upper
fairings’ sanded surfaces and carefully slip
them onto the strut without wiping most of the
micro off. At
this point, do not use any micro on the lower two
inches of the upper fairings.
This makes installing the lower fairing
Use heavy-duty clothespins to clip the trailing
edge of the fairing together during cure. (Don’t
fly with the pins… they might go through your
you feel more attachment to the strut is
necessary, you might inject small amounts of micro
or urethane pour foam through small holes in the
this is cured and your LSE wheel pants are
installed, you can slide on the lower part again
trimming its fillet to the wheel pant.
When a good fit is achieved, the required
length of the upper fairing is obvious.
Trim the upper fairing to accept the joggle
of the lower fairing.
Attach the lower fairing using the same
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