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Old 02-27-2008, 12:26 AM
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I'm working up my first "glue a bunch of blocks together and sand" cowl/nose. I'm using an OS160 and aluminum mount (pretty close to the width of the fuse, so not a lot to work with.
I'd like to glue the cheeks in right up against the mount so that I can get a little narrowing at the nose ring, but a little concerned about vibration with the cheeks touching the mount. The mount is very solid, so I don't think it will be a problem (even long term), but I'd appreciate you all's opinion please.
Old 02-27-2008, 02:54 AM
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How about mounting the cowl to the mount rather than the firewall?
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What airplane is it? How thick are the cheeks? Is it possible to carve away the inside of the cheeks for clearence?

If not, I think I would do the opposite and glue the cheeks to the mount to eliminate having them rub against each other.

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