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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:42 PM
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Defender Exterior Mirrors and my troubles

Stupid problem...

Once the speedometer hits 65, the mirrors start flappin' like "ailerons" on a Cesna Skycatcher

I replaced the originals with spiffy new ones...same air foil trouble.

Outside of staying below 65, is there a solution that won't impact the beauty and stealth of the D90?

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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:04 PM
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What is the source of the flapping? Is it the mirror head or the arm (screwed into the hinge)?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:10 PM
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What is the source of the flapping? Is it the mirror head or the arm (screwed into the hinge)?
Mirror Head simply drops/blows to 45 degrees (give or take).

arm to door hinge is solid.

Is their a tightening mechanism I'm missing...or just the design,
  • i.e. 6"x10" piece of plastic, rear weighted with glass being blown at 65 MPH on a round head is likely to tilt?
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What do you want mirrors for, driving a 90 everything in front of you
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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What do you want mirrors for, driving a 90 everything in front of you
I guess they are just dead weight
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:26 PM
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hex (allen) fastener located on the bottom to tighten/loosen the swivel

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Stupid problem...

Once the speedometer hits 65, the mirrors start flappin' like "ailerons" on a Cesna Skycatcher

I replaced the originals with spiffy new ones...same air foil trouble.

Outside of staying below 65, is there a solution that won't impact the beauty and stealth of the D90?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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hex fastener located on the bottom to tighten/loosen the swivel
that may explain something...I don't have one?

Will do some exploration on the assembly.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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You have to have the hex head. That is how the assembly attaches to the arm.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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You have to have the hex head. That is how the assembly attaches to the arm.
After further exploration and Ren's feedback...it was located under a plastic cover under the arm. Problem solved.

Thanks again for the experts feedback on this forum.
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