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Old 09-27-2022, 06:44 PM
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Likewise. I 100% agree that especially on the inter web sometimes the intent of a comment and how it's taken don't always mesh.

I also have concerns when I see someone tinkering around with something when they may or may not understand the downstream ramifications. Especially if it leads to "so and so did it, so it must be okay."

thanks for keeping me honest in my comments and communications.

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That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, itís aluminum.. are you sure itís steel? Is that confirmed that itís supposed to be steel in the plans? Seems odd to me..
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Old 09-27-2022, 07:12 PM
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That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, itís aluminum.. are you sure itís steel? Is that confirmed that itís supposed to be steel in the plans? Seems odd to me..
Yep, on a -7/A it's steel.
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Old 09-27-2022, 08:40 PM
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That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, it’s aluminum.. are you sure it’s steel? Is that confirmed that it’s supposed to be steel in the plans? Seems odd to me..
The bracket on the -7/9 looks wider than the one on the -6 (2.5"), which the builder also fabricates from raw aluminum angle. The wider bracket is presumably steel because angle stock that wide is not available, or not strong enough. It also has a big hole in it for the vent line to pass through!
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That fuselage bracket is STEEL? On the -8, itís aluminum.. are you sure itís steel? Is that confirmed that itís supposed to be steel in the plans? Seems odd to me..
It's a vans part, not something you crank out in the garage. it's 4130 steel 0.063 thick. The gap between the tank end rib and the side of the fuselage is quite large on the 7. The long leg of the bracket is about 3 7/8"
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Old 09-28-2022, 01:37 AM
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It will be interesting to see how much effort it takes to make and fit the new part. Hopefully you will get it right on the first go!
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