I'm now starting on building a new VS as the one that came with the plane had been hacked.
However, my plans are dated 1992(1) and the dimensions given seem to bear no resemblance to the dimensions of the new VS skin that I am working with.
My skin seems to be short at the top and to have been trimmed at a greater angle of the bottom.
Plans show a total distance across the top of 12 5/8" but I only have 115/8" and at the bottom edge the trim distance is given as 1 3/8" and actually measure 1 3/4".
I understand that a common problem in RV-4s is that the front bottom corner of the VS impinges on the top surface of the rear deck so I'm wondering if this is an attempt to increase clearance.
Could someone with a more up-to-date version of the plans take a look and let me know some of these dimensions please - drawing 6A in my version?
RV-8, QB, built, flown 150 hours, sold;
RV-4 - attempted repair, rebuild and remediation - abandoned and junked
RV-4 fuselage and wing kits - both at QB stage;
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