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Old 12-09-2017, 09:17 PM
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Default white doesn't look bad

white is more cream color. I do like the contrast of the grey aft fairing in the middle.

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Old 12-11-2017, 06:53 PM
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That's looks really great, Steve, on those Airbus designed aileron brackets. Do you have something for the much smaller bumps under the RV8 wings?
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:22 PM
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humm, I don't know of those RV-8 bumps under the wing.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:48 AM
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I guess what I'm looking at are the flap brackets, so not applicable to the RV8. I was referring to the lower aileron brackets which protrude just slightly, like all RV's.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:04 AM
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Perhaps "buttons" to fill the recess with the bolt head and the nut/cotter pin. Snap into a notch on the inside of the recess. Would clean up the airflow a bunch.
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Old 12-12-2017, 04:11 PM
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yes, I am going to look at adding a snap button as an option.
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Old 12-16-2017, 04:53 AM
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kicking around some button ideas

chamfer at fwd leading edge flat should allow the button to be popped out when needed. these are easy to print. need to verify they remove easily.







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Old 12-17-2017, 08:10 PM
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Default not too bad

proto4, snap buttons and 3 deg down trim on the fairing airfoil





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Old 12-18-2017, 10:21 AM
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Steve, I wonder... Given how little load there is on these bolts rotationally, if you shaped the snap-in covers to fit the bolt and nut heads, do you even need cotter pins? A fitted cover would likely hold the nut in place quite well.
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Old 12-18-2017, 10:54 AM
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Steve, I wonder... Given how little load there is on these bolts rotationally, if you shaped the snap-in covers to fit the bolt and nut heads, do you even need cotter pins? A fitted cover would likely hold the nut in place quite well.
that thought crossed my mind but in the end I decided to stay with the cotter pins. I may need to modify the nut side to allow for the cotter pin to be bent over the bolt end. with this design I can visually see that the bolts are in place during pre-flight inspection.
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