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Old 01-30-2017, 03:37 PM
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....and then a few weeks later some-one else starts a new thread and asks pretty much the same question (and then probably wonders why he's not getting much response).
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Here is a hint for searching. Use google and restrict it to vansairforce like this, "site:vansairforce.com rudder trailing edge"
Nice hint...that I've seen recommended many times before over the years .
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:16 AM
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I've been a moderator in another forum for years, I never fail to answer that same question over and over, or I point them to a thread.( It's tough to be a newbie. ) I have had a hard time searching here at times and have used The google trick to get needed info, but still at times I've had to wade through similar sounding threads for hours before finding a solution. An experienced builder could (likely) have answered that same question in 2 seconds. (I know Fred usually can)
I've gone from being one of the people who would say "use the search function" and not answer the question, to "this is what I found by searching with these terms..."

Yes, it means going to the search effort that the other person should have, but more often than not i've been thanked for showing them how they could better use the search function.

Unfortunately, a number of threads i've helped people find recently are devoid of the images that made them so useful in the first place.
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Old 01-31-2017, 04:44 PM
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This has become a bit of a thread drift but here it goes anyway.

I am still very new to all of this. And I have asked one or two questions that am pretty sure have been answered before. Or at least I absolutely know for sure that they were asked only a few weeks after I did. So slowly I have become to realize that most builder one way of another have similar questions or make the same mistakes. But I have to say I am absolutely thrilled that those of you that have been here for a while still take the time to answer these newbie questions. I now try to search but sometimes the problem is that the threads don't have obvious names that or I don't search for the right key words....So whenever I find something that caused head scratching to me I try to post it in the Plans gotchas.

The point is. Because so many here take time out of their busy days to help others, makes me want to give back. So while I do feel like I need to mention that there is a certain inexperience in any of my post. I do try to answer questions I have had or try to find that old thread where the answers are. I think this is a bit of a circle. There will always be questions and as long as we all take turns responding everyone is happy. Also one picture sometimes is all we need to "get it"

Total drift here but just wanted to say thanks.
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Old 02-01-2017, 07:57 AM
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The interaction of those who ask questions and those who answer is what makes for a lively discussion and inevitably draws readers and posters into the conversation.
The luxury of getting a precise answer, usually in a very short time is what makes people return to the forum here at VAF.
The cold and faceless "search" in an archive is simply not as attractive as starting a new thread where builders respond and engage those with questions.
As a newbie over a decade ago, I remember being thrilled when some answered my question and commented on posted photos.
Today I answer the same questions along with others or I insert a link
to an old thread to point someone in the right direction.
Ask all you want, someone will answer
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:20 PM
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The interaction of those who ask questions and those who answer is what makes for a lively discussion and inevitably draws readers and posters into the conversation.
The luxury of getting a precise answer, usually in a very short time is what makes people return to the forum here at VAF.
The cold and faceless "search" in an archive is simply not as attractive as starting a new thread where builders respond and engage those with questions.
As a newbie over a decade ago, I remember being thrilled when some answered my question and commented on posted photos.
Today I answer the same questions along with others or I insert a link
to an old thread to point someone in the right direction.
Ask all you want, someone will answer
Well said.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:23 PM
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As an update, I got with Van's engineering in a fix that they approve of (the longerons were over 50% gone on the horizontal face from extra holes. Now I have to decide which little guy gets to climb back into the tailcone to drill all of these extra holes.

This thread has sure made the rounds. I have had quite a few people come into the hangar asking to see the plane that "had the bad tail".
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This thread has sure made the rounds. I have had quite a few people come into the hangar asking to see the plane that "had the bad tail".
Perhaps you need to charge admission? Like crawling in the back and drilling out x numbers of rivets per viewing?
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:21 PM
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As an update, I got with Van's engineering in a fix that they approve of (the longerons were over 50% gone on the horizontal face from extra holes. Now I have to decide which little guy gets to climb back into the tailcone to drill all of these extra holes.

This thread has sure made the rounds. I have had quite a few people come into the hangar asking to see the plane that "had the bad tail".
How is the fix done?
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Old 03-08-2017, 07:03 PM
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Here's another scary tail. This one has been through many condition inspections since 2000.

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Another jewel.... Being that those holes would have been covered by the HS spar, was there anything that tipped you off to look underneath? Or just a "lucky" find?
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