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FUNTANA .40 COWL HELP!!!!!!!!!

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Old 06-27-2005, 10:08 AM
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Default FUNTANA .40 COWL HELP!!!!!!!!!

Hi all, i have a problem. My Funtana cowl seems to bent slightly up meaning instead of the prop driver being in the middle of the cowl hole its down at the bootom and when the spinner is on there is a gap at the top. Anybody else had this problem? and if so how did you modify it to fit propley? It so annoying when you get a good looking model like this and then you are let down by the cowl[:@][:@][:@][:@][:@]
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:40 PM
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Default RE: FUNTANA .40 COWL HELP!!!!!!!!!

I have had the same problem. By looking at the pictures of other Funtanas I think I'm not the only. I use a bigger spinner with alu backplate. Anyway that plastic spinner is not good enough for a fourstroke engine.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:50 PM
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Default RE: FUNTANA .40 COWL HELP!!!!!!!!!

I think they all look like that. It's the way the bottom of the cowling sits on the nose of the ARF.

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Old 06-28-2005, 10:45 AM
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Thanks for the advice guys i really don't think we are the only people with this problem either
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:58 PM
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Speaking of Funtana 40 cowls, anybody know where I can get one?
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:13 PM
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You can CA some CA hinge material on the back side of the mounting holes and then drill new mounting holes to position the cowl to the center of the spinner. The CA hinge material gives the area around the drilled holes lots of strength that resists wallowing out. Then use larger washers with the rubber backing on the mounting bolts for a more secure cowl and to also hide the original mounting holes. I do this on almost every plane with a cowl.
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