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Forum: RV-7/7A 07-27-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,550
Posted By RVGator
Another Rudder LE question

I am rolling the leading edge. As the pictures show I've not done a good job avoiding the "crease".

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd488/yachabach/DSC00005.jpg

My concerns are these. I can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
Good question. I assumed it was for another...

Good question. I assumed it was for another airplane or that I would find out later in the build instructions.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
Thanks for the help...

Vans reminded me in an email that I am not to expect machinist tolerances for these parts. I checked for a knife-edge and the countersinks are fine. Thanks for reminding me of that one too. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
That's what I thought...

I tried that and it all fit perfectly.

I can squeeze the parts back together. But if I have cut my countersinks a few thousandths too deep will I have a weakpoint?

Vans emailed and said they saw...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
Countersinks too deep?

Is it possible that my countersinks are too deep?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
Might be the spar web

I'm stumped. In this series of photos I add clecos to the spar and doubler.

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd488/yachabach/DSC00606.jpg


With each pair of clecos the spar web separates...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
Countersink is the same

I guess I'm lucky, I didn't count cliks but I eneded up .008" beyond flush as well.

I've carefully inspected for burrs and bad dimples. I dimpled with a pneumatic squeezer mounted in a vice so the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-25-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,635
Posted By RVGator
VS-808PP Countersink

I am attaching the 808PP doubler to the 803PP rear spar. After counter-sinking the 808 doubler I clecoed it to the 803PP spar to check the fit. It appears the doubler is standing a few thousandths...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-06-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By RVGator
Love the voice of Experience

Well, you guys were right. If I did dimple the spar I did a really bad job. I decided to drill out the top and bottom skin on the left rear spar. I re-dimpled everything together with a pneumatic...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By RVGator
Thought so...

Thanks guys. Everything else turned out great. This was a shocker when I saw it.

How many of those 35 rivet holes needed a bigger rivet?

Cool idea on the tubing.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-05-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,732
Posted By RVGator
Poor Rivet Job

As I proudly announced to my wife the completion of the HS I was showing how perfectly everything fit...

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd488/yachabach/DSC00546.jpg

...until I got to the upper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By RVGator
Excellent...

SO at what point should I have my first expert inspection? I was thinking of doing so before I started riveting the right HS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By RVGator
Yep...

I think I'm just splitting hairs at this point. off by 1/64"? 1/32" at the most?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By RVGator
Vans emailed this morning saying it's ok. So I'm...

Vans emailed this morning saying it's ok. So I'm building on. Thanks for the advice. That doubler trick will come in handy someday for sure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By RVGator
Hi Walt, Actually this is in HS-710 just after...

Hi Walt,

Actually this is in HS-710 just after the bend. It will receive an AN470D4-6 rivet.

I emailed Vans the picture but haven't heard back yet.

Dave
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By RVGator
Another edge distance question

I got a little concerned about my edge distance on HS-710 as well. I think I'm ok but I want a second opinion. I believe I have 2D edge distance. Perhaps I am just shy if you count ruler...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,805
Posted By RVGator
Primer Formulation Question

I am leaning toward the Rattle-Can products as well. Thanks for the great link Bruce. But where do you find the SEM products? $12 per can on the internet is understandable but $11 shipping is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,856
Posted By RVGator
Thanks for all the advice. There was one c-frame...

Thanks for all the advice. There was one c-frame simpler for the class of 16 (8 pairs) and it was passed around like kindergarten cold. It was set up with the male on the base and the female on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,856
Posted By RVGator
Looking for Dimpling Advice

My dad and I recently attended the EAA RV builder's course. Basic Sheet Metal construction would be a better title but the course was exactly what we needed!

Below are photos of our project. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,913
Views: 1,240,570
Posted By RVGator
Received practice toolbox. Gathering a few more...

Received practice toolbox. Gathering a few more tools. Still a little more work to do on the 'factory'.

Did this thread look a little intimidating when you started? Or is it just me?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By RVGator
1st things 1st

Fortunately, my wife is very excited...for the kids and I. She doesn't share our passion for aviation. But she's quite enthused about anything that excites the kids and me. (Yes...I married up!) ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By RVGator
Yes I have joined. I met a guy building a -9A...

Yes I have joined. I met a guy building a -9A just down the street! He gave a great tour and offered up some tools he's not using any more. I guess what I need to do is put together is a good list...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By RVGator
Wow. Thanks for the great welcome. This is...

Wow. Thanks for the great welcome.

This is great info. Terrye, would you be able to post a picture of your bench? I have two nice benches in the corner but it sounds like I need one in the middle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By RVGator
New guy looking for suggestions

I am in the planning/prep stages for an RV-7 build. I'm looking for advice on getting started. Forgive me if all my questions have been addressed in previous threads. I got many answers, these are...
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