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Old 11-27-2020, 10:27 AM
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Default Mcmaster part number

Originally Posted by rocketman1988 View Post
I used 1/8 wide by 1/32 thick self adhesive neoprene foam tape. Worked great and is available from mcmaster. I have the part number at the hangar...
rocketman Bob helped me find what he used from McMaster... 93375K601
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by johnbright View Post
I drilled the access panel #30 to the top skin initially so it can be traced for the cutout.
Just chiming in to say that I did the same thing: Drilled #30 initially, then drilled everything up to #19 together with all the parts clecoed to the fuselage. Worked great and everything is perfectly aligned. Adds a couple minutes of extra work but no worries about holes not lining up.

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Old 01-08-2021, 09:04 PM
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I happened to call Vans on this same issue today, and was told that the plans should include and instruction to final drill to no. 19 the holes in the access panel covers before dimpling them. But you still need a few of the larger (black) clecos if you go this route.
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