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  #651  
Old 03-30-2014, 10:51 AM
Andreas68 Andreas68 is offline
 
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Default No cracks found

No cracks found in HS or Elevator spars. No relief notches.

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Old 04-11-2014, 03:05 PM
PCHunt PCHunt is offline
 
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Default Two aircraft, no cracks

RV-6, 180 hp, C/S prop, 1138 hrs since 8/95. No relief notches, No Cracks.

RV-6A, 150 hp, FP prop, 415 hrs since 10/97, No relief notches, No Cracks. The corners on this plane are pretty rough, very sharp corner, even under magnification. Still, no cracks. Go figure?
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  #653  
Old 04-16-2014, 04:26 PM
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Default A nightmare for me

I thought it might be a good idea to do this mod with the anti splat aero doubler since it was time for the condition inspection. It took most of the day to get the eight rivets out on one side while keeping the existing rivet holes in good condition. The doubler for Anti splat does not fit in my RV7 as easy as it looks on their video. I am going to put the rivets back in and forget about the SB until I see a crack. Since I don't do aerobatics and everything appears solid, I can't see the point.
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Default F-884 width?

Can someone tell me the max width of the F-884 VS to HS spar attachment plate? I'm incorporating the SB on my newly built HS and want to make sure I have adequate distance between the SB doublers. Don't have the fuselage kit yet.

Thanks
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  #655  
Old 05-12-2014, 08:55 AM
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Default 600+hour, No Cracks

600 + hours on my RV7, O360 with CS prop and no cracks. One side had a relief notch and the other did not, go figure. Almost zero acro, tried it and did not like it.
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  #656  
Old 05-22-2014, 09:59 PM
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Default Question on new root rib

I am building a tail kit for an RV7 from 2007. I purchased the Horizontal stabilizer SB kit from Vans. I also bought the new root ribs(HS0005). I am not sure if I need to drill an additional hole in the rib and skin. Has anyone run into this? In the updated drawing there are two holes in the front flange of the rib. I know the old skins have an extra hole that isn't used anymore. I'm wondering if I should add a hole aft of the unused hole.

New builder, so any suggestions are much appreciated!
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:24 PM
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I am building a tail kit for an RV7 from 2007. I purchased the Horizontal stabilizer SB kit from Vans. I also bought the new root ribs(HS0005). I am not sure if I need to drill an additional hole in the rib and skin. Has anyone run into this? In the updated drawing there are two holes in the front flange of the rib. I know the old skins have an extra hole that isn't used anymore. I'm wondering if I should add a hole aft of the unused hole.

New builder, so any suggestions are much appreciated!
If I understand what you're saying correctly, you want to add an additional hole/rivet location to replace the one that isn't used anymore?

No need to do that. You'll be fine with the existing holes/rivets in the skin.
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Old 05-27-2014, 10:40 AM
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Thanks! I figured it wasn't a problem. I called Van's and they told me the same thing.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:43 PM
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Default Unattached HS

I plan on doing Van's SB fix and wanted to ask if there is anything different I should do as my HS has not been drilled to the fuse. yet.

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  #660  
Old 09-04-2014, 03:16 PM
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Mine wasn't attach either. The repair is still the same. If it doesn't have paint, you could considered drilling more of the skin fasteners for better access.

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