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Old 12-06-2012, 11:47 AM
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Okay guys, here you go, here are a few photos to get you motivated.


The whole kit - lots of flat stock on the floor.


New gray wingtips - new process?


Nice Stein wiring harnesses!


Tailing edge wedge material, pre-drilled.


Nice new easy open, light weight fuel caps.


Lots of rivets and hardware. I'm not counting the rivets to see if I got enough!


New style plans with instructions printed on them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:05 PM
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Looks like some great improvements!

We been sanding the RV-10 wingtips for the last several days. Way too many micro cracks in the gel coat. I couldn't see them initially until we primed. We basically had to sand ithe gel coat off and start over with a sanding primer to make things look right.

The gray cowl for the RV-10 was a big improvement, so I hope you'll see the same on the wing tips.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:26 PM
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I got multiple, large spider cracks in the gelcoat on top, forward area of both wingtips on my RV-9 after flying for a little while. I had to sand the cracks out, do some fairing and completely repaint the wingtips. My guess is that the gelcoat was applied to thick in that area. So sanding off most of the gelcoat before painting would be my suggestion. We'll see what this new gray gelcoat is like.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:24 PM
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Nice pics! Now I'm really getting excited.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:27 PM
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Nice parts. You pictures are motivating me to clean my shop if nothing else!
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:40 PM
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Thanks for posting those.

What do the RV-14 instructions say with respect to drilling holes to final size? Is it required or does it come with holes already drilled to final size? I've not seen anyone post the definitive answer from the actual instructions yet.

I know that for some of the real RV veterans out there this makes no difference but for some folks who are on the fence about purchasing a kit this might be the thing that makes the decision easier.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:20 PM
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The vast majority of the holes in the skins, ribs, spar webs, etc. are final size. No enlargement is required.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:50 PM
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I got multiple, large spider cracks in the gelcoat on top, forward area of both wingtips on my RV-9 after flying for a little while. I had to sand the cracks out, do some fairing and completely repaint the wingtips. My guess is that the gelcoat was applied to thick in that area. So sanding off most of the gelcoat before painting would be my suggestion. We'll see what this new gray gelcoat is like.
holee cwap! I wondered if I was the only guy with those cracks. NOT looking forward to refinishing them, so for now, they just get a lot of waxing.
....anyone know the negatives to not repairing them for a while?

( sorry for the hi-jack, but maybe it will help some others who haven't painted yet!!!)
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:37 PM
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holee cwap! I wondered if I was the only guy with those cracks. NOT looking forward to refinishing them, so for now, they just get a lot of waxing.
....anyone know the negatives to not repairing them for a while?

( sorry for the hi-jack, but maybe it will help some others who haven't painted yet!!!)
Yep, here is a sample of the cracks I got in my nice new paint from the gelcoat. And a photo of the extensive repair. The repair on the aft end was in attempt to hide the darn metal rib better. Hopefully these new tips will be better.



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Old 12-06-2012, 07:12 PM
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The vast majority of the holes in the skins, ribs, spar webs, etc. are final size. No enlargement is required.
Thanks Mitch
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