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Old 03-20-2008, 09:29 AM
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Default Deburring tight spots

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Rick,

What's your secret for quickly deburring between the tiny little "fingers" at the ends of the flanges of each rib? Getting those smooth is the part that slowed me down.

Thank you,

Mark
I use a dremel tool with this accessory from Sears
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:01 PM
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I wonder what that bit is made up of? Wouldn't want to be impregnating corrosive material into the aluminum!
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:11 AM
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Default RV-12 wing ribs

Just fluted my first rib and I think I made it worse ... can I use the seamer pliers to un-flute and start again?
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Old 06-10-2008, 07:21 AM
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Jerry,
I certainly had to on a few. It worked out fine. It also helps when you are tweaking them if you get a bit heavy on the fluting pliers.

I am assuming that the -12 is prepunched in the ribs and skins?
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:09 AM
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Default immediate response ... thanks

Wes ... ribs are prepuched to correct size in ribs and skins ... I just started my build yesterday. Very minimal deburing of holes necessary. So far, a newbie builder like myself (with a bit of help from guys like you on VAF and builders in the "neighborhood") should be able to handle it. A "repeat offender" finished his wing kit in 105 hours ... wings, flaperons, skins, everything in two weeks. I'm glad it's not a race.

I'm going to try to flute via the rib lying flat on table with flanges up so I can see what each flute adjustment does ...

Thanks again,
Jerry
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