- Aircraft: All PA 28's up to 1978 and PA 32 1977 and older
- Installation Time: Typical Installation In 4-6 HRS
- Durable Fiberglass Construction
- Typical lead time is 2-4 weeks.
Note: If your PA 32 is from 1978 or older, you can install Fancy Pants. If newer, you need Speed Pants
Fancy Pants can be installed in under a day. To install them you have to have the original pants in place. You attach the Fancy Pants to the original wheel pants and fasten them with the provided hardware (rivets). Since you need to paint the final pants anyway, we suggest that you fiberglass or smooth over the seam line between the fancy pant and the original pant to get the best look and performance. See pictures for some examples.
Fancy Pants are an extremely elegant and aerodynamically efficient improvement to pre-1978 Piper main gear pants. They follow the exact shape of the original, and look as though they are part of the original design.
They are permanently attached to the Piper pants, and are removed as one piece. There is a large access and service door through which normal inspections and service can be conducted with ease.
Fancy Pants are our second version. (The first version had serious shortcomings, and we decided to take it off the market in 1987. This old version is the one GAC copied, and which is being currently sold by K2U.) Perhaps the greatest shortcoming is that there is no access to the landing gear except by removing the fairing completely. The GAC/K2U copy also suffers aerodynamically because it is an add -on (like a blister,) and does not take advantage of the available length to form a continuous curve.
Our second version has been on the market since 1989… it gives around 9 mph increase in cruise speed over the original pants. It can be used by all Piper PA28 and PA32 aircraft already equipped with the (pre 1978) Piper fairings. Each pant weighs 3.03 pounds (typical).
Fancy Pants ship in a large, protected box that weighs 64 pounds.