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Old 09-15-2015, 05:27 PM
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Looks similar to the one I helped a chapter member fix on his rv4

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...Turkey+vulture

Replaced a few ribs & wing skin and ended up looking as new.
The spar wasn't damaged & showed no aft sweep.
The only challenge was planning & getting the riveting completed with limited access on an already completed wing while trying to use a minimum of cherry rivets.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:06 PM
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It's been a bird magnet week Tom. Made my fifth confirmed kill yesterday. A small bird went suicidal. Flopped from cowling to HS without damage


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Old 09-15-2015, 10:53 PM
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''Made my fifth confirmed kill yesterday''

So you are now a confirmed Ace...Well you always were but now it is confirmed..
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:12 PM
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We got our RV7a back yesterday with a new wing skin to replace the bird damaged night wing. Randy Richmond on Northwest Regional airport did the repair and it came out great. Check out these pictures.







Scheduled for the paint shop to finish the job.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:55 PM
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That looks very good judging from the pictures. Wondering how the mid area was riveted. Was an access panel added between the outboard access panel and the wing tip?

Since many of us are the original builders, we may be qualified to do such a repair but how does the insurance co determine the value to pay? ie labour.

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Old 11-19-2015, 04:23 PM
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No access panel added, only 3 blind rivets, exceptional job, and quote and invoice were for 58 hours labor. He did remove the fuel tank for better access. I am the builder of this airplane and could have done the job, but knew I did not have time in my schedule to do this work until Jan, so had Randy do the job.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:29 PM
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Tommy,

Glad to see your plane is back in the air!!! I had the pleasure of bucking a few of those new rivets. One of the ?perks? of coming back from lunch with Randy. ?Say, does your arm fit in there? If so, can you get this bucking bar in there, too??

I tried until I had deep red marks on my arm to get a bar on one of what ended up being one of those three blind rivets.

You have a beautiful RV!!!!

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Old 11-20-2015, 08:52 AM
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Smile Blind Rivets?

The only blind rivets were on the inside to attach one the nose ribs to the spar.
No blinds on the outside. Several home made bucking bars and a few tungstens from Avery's
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:04 AM
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Glad your plane is flying again, Tommy!

Isn't it amazing how far a person can reach with a bucking bar through an itty-bitty inspection hole?
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:52 PM
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Migrating birds are migrating - came close to large gaggle of ducks this morning 1200'AGL.
...recon they have right of way considering they were here thousands of years before us.
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