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Old 03-31-2022, 03:35 PM
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Finally finished tanks. Attached top skins. Flipped wings over. Like most people, this was a big deal for me.



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Iím at that stage with my -8. And youíre right, itís a big milestone! Suddenly you have wings!!!
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Old 04-01-2022, 11:06 AM
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Congratulations! Can't wait to be at that point, working on ailerons this weekend. Plan is to finish ailerons and flaps before I do the wings as the garage if full with my 99.9% completed fuselage. Glad I had that long offset back rivet set for ailerons:

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Old 04-01-2022, 12:35 PM
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I took a break after my first tank and did my ailerons and flaps. It was a nice break before I got back into my other tank. Also the fact that the top skins was a two person job slowed things down.

So flipping the wings over just feels like the end of a very long process.
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Wings 98% done. My solution for securing the flap hinge pin.



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Old 06-21-2022, 08:37 AM
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Is that the flap hinge, inboard side of the wing? I don't think there are hinges on the ailerons on the RV-7.
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Old 06-21-2022, 11:27 AM
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Might reconsider that Ö. Canít be removed after the wing is installed. Center of the flap is a better option
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If I have to deal with the hinge Iíll probably remove the wing. I canít imagine that it will be a common occurrence though.
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I agree with g zero. The center is the place to make your positive pin holders. In my 5 years of flying I did remove the flaps once. Donít recall why, cuz these made it a non-event. Maybe paint?? If u have to remove yours u will contemplate it a long time. And likely regret it. This location is too simple not to do it this way. My opinion of course.
I used 2 separate hinge eyelets and mounted a #6 nutplate on each. Ez to take out. Ez to verify each is locked in place.
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Is that the flap hinge, inboard side of the wing? I don't think there are hinges on the ailerons on the RV-7.
Yea my bad I edited it to correct. Thx.
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