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    Default Sealed Struts

    Putting sealed struts from Pacer onto Colt, are the cuffs the same? Thanks

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    Yes, check your parts manual and you will find a lot of the parts are the same between the Colt and the Tri-Pacer, even the Pacer.

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    Whatever you do, donít drill any holes in the new struts for the fairings or the door catches!


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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    ...Like somebody did to one of my plane's replacements! I might have been able to get away with replacing only three struts, but no... had to get all four! That hole was for the front door catch -- get the wrap-around type. (Sky Catch or similar)

    hole in sealed strut.jpgDSC04822.JPG

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    Has anyone replaced the strut fairings on sealed struts? I have been hurting my brain trying to figure out how to do it without drilling.

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    First thing I'm gonna do is check what I got for any fubars, then fit my cuffs. No way are any holes gonna get drilled!

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Duncan View Post
    Has anyone replaced the strut fairings on sealed struts? I have been hurting my brain trying to figure out how to do it without drilling.
    Unfortunately I don’t have any pictures handy to post but the cuffs for sealed struts wrap around the strut and attach to themselves. Sort of clamping themselves in place.


    I did a search and found this thread: http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...highlight=Cuff
    Last edited by Jeff J; 05-14-2019 at 06:30 AM.
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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    Thanks for the link.

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    A thread here on the subject, sorry no pictures. Have just bent the fairing enough to hold but have seen zip ties used as well.
    http://www.shortwingpipers.org/forum...strut-fairings

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    Default Re: Sealed Struts

    I used a 6-32 binder post on the inside with the threads out and an achorn nut with a nylon washer. No tape or wireties and clean and easy to do, and less than $5 from ACE.

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