Airfoil streamline for front landing gear

Does anyone have a source for an aluminum airfoil shaped fairing that one could placed around front gear tube?

Preferably open at back so could be slipped around gear tube and then riveted shut and riveted to gear tube for stability.

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Comment by Ian McClelland on June 15, 2013 at 11:28pm

And a closer photo. Hope it helps. The fairing fits under the leg stop ring.

Comment by Ian McClelland on June 15, 2013 at 11:25pm

Here is a sketch and some dimensions of my NLG tube fairing.

Comment by Jerold Ebke on June 13, 2013 at 10:10pm

Ian, Nice looking fabrication. I will be trying to form something based on your ideas. thanks, Jerry

Comment by Ian McClelland on June 13, 2013 at 4:18am

I will try to add a photo and give you some dimensions over the weekend.

Comment by Jerold Ebke on June 11, 2013 at 10:17pm

Dave, Thanks for the site to review. some food for thought.  Jerry

Comment by Dave Gardea on June 11, 2013 at 7:40pm

Hi Jerold,

I did a little searching and found this site that I've seen before:

http://www.utdallas.edu/~klaus/Airplane/nose_gear_fairing.html

Regards,

Dave

Comment by Jerold Ebke on June 11, 2013 at 3:08pm

Ian, If not to difficult, some pics or a drawing would be nice. Thanks,  Jerry

Comment by Ian McClelland on June 10, 2013 at 12:14am

Hi Jerod

I made on up with 0.016" 6161-T6. Made a top and bottom rib around formers, the same method used to make all the other ribs on the A/C. The skin is then riveted to the ribs. Finally 4 rivets secure the fairing to the nose leg tube. I don't have a drawing but could make up a sketch if you need one.

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