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Old 01-20-2014, 06:23 AM
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I am at the point assembling my Pulse 125 where I need to modify the cowl for installation. I have successfully cut the cowl where it will fit over the DLE 20 and the muffler. However, when I have the muffler installed, I am unable to get the modified cowl over the pipes. (See pic) I think I have two options..... 1. Cut the cowl deeper on the muffler side to allow for muffler installation after I have the cowl in place on the plane. or.... 2. Cut a slice through the lower back part of the cowl to allow me to pull the two flaps open as it slides around the pipes. Once in place, I will then screw the two flaps in place on the lower part of the firewall to hold them.

I am not sure which method is the best and am looking for input from others that have faced this decision. If I use option 1, it will make the opening for the engine much larger than it is now, while option 2 will mean the strength of the single piece of fiberglass will be lost on the cowl back. I have attached some pics to help.

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Hey Hooked- I have used option two more than once. Worked fine for me.
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Thanks Mac, I did as suggested and it came out great. I have a little more finish work to as the cowl and muffler are touching in a couple of places. Once I get it I will add a pic or two......would do it now, but Misses says it's dinner time. She is very tolerant of my spending hours in the shop, but when she says let's eat, I don't stall.
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