Like most RV builders, I find the prospect of fiberglass work to be less than thrilling, and when you add the typical mediocre quality of the fairings supplied by Van’s to the equation, well, I just look for any alternative. Fortunately, for me, I found one at Fairings-Etc. I bought the RV-8 empennage fairing from them and it fit like a glove straight out of the box.
Basically, I trimmed and sanded the edges, installed the necessary plate nuts and I was done. Is it a perfect fit? No, but it’s very close and close enough for me.
The fairing comes with bottom fairings which are very flexible and easy to fit.