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Old 07-25-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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I am building a small EP park balsa kit. I would like to get some nice light 2" wheel pants for it. It came with some vacuum formed pieces to make pants from, but they are beyond my patience and skill to make look good.

Any ideas where I can get some.
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Old 07-29-2007, 09:08 AM   #2
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Give theses guy's a try

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Old 07-29-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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My thought on wheel pants in case your are interested. On full scale plane they look and work very well but the smaller the plane gets the worse they get. Small planes, like models, even in the .40 size can have some difficulties with wheel pants. The problem is that you cannot scale down the grass on the runway at our flying fields. This is where the problems begin. If your wheel pants get caught up on landing in a spot of grass that is not smooth and short you risk tearing the wheel pant off or the landing gear rips out. All of which will damage the plane. I have tried wheel pants on smaller electrics and always had the same result. If I was not flying from a paved surface then the plane at best would flip over on landing and at worst pull the gear mount out of the plane and the now loose landing gear would punch holes on the bottom of the wing and destroy the tail as the loose landing gear slid past the tail feathers. All of which is undesirable. Pants look great but I recommend you fly pantless when flying your smaller models. Wheel pants that is.
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Agree with Ted. Even with a 40 size somethin extra, off grass the pants cause more problems than the "looks-appeal" they give.
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Old 07-30-2007, 06:09 AM   #5
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That makes it easy... pants are not going on.
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