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Old 09-05-2019, 07:32 AM
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Default Opinions / Ideas on what I am forgetting before closing up the wings

Just about ready to get the wings all buttoned up. Heated Pito, autopilot roll servo and lighting plus a few extra wires. Prior to skinning the bottom what am I forgetting? How many of you left the bottom skins until near the end of the build?
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:12 AM
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Default Put mine on

I put my skins on as soon as I was done with wiring. I didnt want those pieces laying around the shop getting damaged. I did not see any reason to leave them off. Also, I figured my riveting would be rusty by the time I needed to install them, and that is the toughest riveting on the plane, so I did it while I had peak skills, I figured. JMHO
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:57 AM
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Rivet them and forget about it. Those were the most painful to do alone.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:11 AM
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I left my bottom skins off the wings for a while and later it became apparent that there really wasn't any reason to not have them on.

Have you addressed the service bulletin on the inner aileron attachment to the rear spar?
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:12 AM
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Default AOA

Maybe extra tubing for Angle of Attack if you ever decide to install?


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Just about ready to get the wings all buttoned up. Heated Pito, autopilot roll servo and lighting plus a few extra wires. Prior to skinning the bottom what am I forgetting? How many of you left the bottom skins until near the end of the build?
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Old 09-05-2019, 06:59 PM
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I'm sort of in the same predicament. Pretty much ready to close up the right wing.
I have conduit in for the lights, and snap bushings in for the roll servo. I'm actually thinking about a conduit for the servo wires though.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:08 PM
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Default Electric Trim

You have the autopilot servo; are you considering the electric trim servo?
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:26 PM
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Default Roll trim

On the RV9, the stock roll trim is a spring bias system in the fuselage. So no trim stuff in the wings if you are going stock.
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Old 09-06-2019, 04:53 AM
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bucking bar leaning against a rib?
a few years ago our fbo opened a cessna wing and found that.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:10 PM
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Default One more question

Has anyone had any issues with the ADAHRS placement. I was told to possibly buy a remote magnetometer and place in the right wing. This is for the Dynon system. Again thanks for the input...
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