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Old 02-10-2013, 12:18 PM
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Good Morning RV8 crew. I've spent a bit more of this morning looking at this than I would have thought possible. I've combed through a dozen RV8 build logs, the plans, the book....and I can't find the answer. I considered calling Gringo, but I bother him too much with silly questions already and besides he is out of town in a fly close to your buddy clinic. So thought I would put a quick post up here and see if it gets any attention.

The center rail runs along the top skin and drops into the receptacle. Seems pretty simple. When bent to the plan it doesn't sit flush all along that path and my OCD really thinks it should fit flush. But, there is a bevel on the end of the rail so that it fits against the receptacle correctly and it occurs to me that such a bevel wouldn't be needed if it were sitting flush..so perhaps its supposed to hump up like this so that the sliding block has clearance to turn the corner. Am I over thinking this? A picture being worth a thousand words and a simple question being best...does this picture look like it's supposed to?

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Old 02-10-2013, 12:38 PM
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Yes that looks typical. On mine, I left about 1/16" gape inbetween the rail and the nylon receptacle, this allows the receptacle to be removed without messing with the rail. I would not change the radius of that bend on the rail.

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Mine looks just like yours and has worked fine for over a year. I think you may be correct in that if you were to bend the rail flush the block would interfere when rounding the corner.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:53 PM
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Thanks Gents! I'll continue onward. Can't recall ever countersinking both sides of an assembly before...should be interesting.
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Bill, the c/s on both sides works out ok. Just a double flush rivet like in the practice kit. I used a pneumatic squeezer and everything came out very smooth.

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Bill, the c/s on both sides works out ok. Just a double flush rivet like in the practice kit. I used a pneumatic squeezer and everything came out very smooth.

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Just finished squeezing it and you are, of course, correct. With the pneumatic it was a non event. Just me worrying over nothing. Thanks again gents. Now, who is coming over to show me how to glue a canopy on?

I have beer...and scotch. :-)

I have not been looking forward to the canopy....
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What kind of adhesive are you planning on using to bond your canopy?

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What kind of adhesive are you planning on using to bond your canopy?

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Sikaflex seems to be the standard. I want to avoid the drill bit as much as possible.
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Mine is like your picture. Compair the bend to engagement pin angle.
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