FAA-approved Laminar Flow Speed Pants will add up to 10.5 mph over bare wheels and up to 8 mph over stock wheel pants for all Piper PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft models, say officials at Laminar Flow Systems.
At 10 pounds, these second generation Speed Pants are lighter and up to five times stronger than conventional Piper wheel pants, officials add. They are made of three layers of hand-laid, 10-ounce fiberglass, which is oven cured with a high strength resin. Additional layers of cloth are applied to stress areas. A removable panel allows easy access to brakes.
For pre-1978 Piper models the Speed Pants, strut fairings and applicable hardware is priced at $2,470. Later models can be retrofitted for $1,995 for Speed Pants only, with optional strut fairings available for $475.
For more information: 386-253-8833.