Originally Posted by herman pahls
I have been told that a member on this forum gained 10-12 Mph cruise on his 503 powered model 4 kitfox by adding lift strut fairings.
What improvement might I realize with a 80HP Jabiru and 520 pound model 1 Kitfox with 1 inch lift struts if I install strut fairings?
Does anyone have contact info for this member.
Thanks Herman Oregon 541 404 6464
Herman, that has to be me. I gained 8 to 10 mph cruise speed by installing the wing strut PVC fairing. It was about 75 mph without fairing and about 85 with fairing. I suspect with the 80 horse power you will get at least that much increase in speed.
My Model 4 weighed 561 before the fairing and 573 after.