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Cowlings

Making a Nose Bowl

8/1/1999 12:00:00 AM By Ron Covell (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, August 1999)

In the past two installments of this series, we looked at both hand and power tools used for working with sheet metal.

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Cowling Installation Notes

10/1/1996 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, October 1996)

Just how important is a cowling to your airplane? Never thought about it that way, have you? I’ll bet you simply thought it was good looking, kind of streamlined, and maybe you even wondered how difficult it would be to install - and that’s just about it.

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Fitting and Installing the Cowling

5/1/1986 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, May 1986)

Fitting a brand new cowling single handedly is a bit difficult but it can be done. Naturally, it is better sometimes (not always) to have someone help hold the thing in place while you mark it.

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How to Make a Fiberglass Cowling - If You Have To - Part 2

4/1/1986 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, April 1986)

Well, now that the cowling mold is completed, what next? Maybe we should do a little thinking about that before proceeding with anything else.

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How to Make a Fiberglass Cowling - If You Have To - Part 1

3/1/1986 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Experimenter, March 1986)

The title reflects a personal attitude. After having completed six projects and six cowlings it is hard not to conclude that I can forego any more of the creative opportunities that the design and the making of a cowling offers.

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The Installation and Use of Piano Hinges

5/1/1985 12:00:00 AM By Tony Bingelis (originally published in EAA Sport Aviation, May 1985)

We amateur builders have taken the lowly piano hinge and increased its usefulness and versatility by giving it two distinct functions. Its first and primary function, of course, is that of a, simple hinge.

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