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Old 11-23-2022, 07:46 AM
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Default How is your Lower Fairing attached to the Rudder?

Hey Guys,

I am in the process of putting this RV4 back together and I wanted to see how folks have attached their lower rudder fairing. It looks like this one was originally just slid over the top of the medal skin and blind riveted in. But I was hoping there is a nicer/clear way of doing this.

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Old 11-23-2022, 08:01 AM
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Hey Guys,

I am in the process of putting this RV4 back together and I wanted to see how folks have attached their lower rudder fairing. It looks like this one was originally just slid over the top of the medal skin and blind riveted in. But I was hoping there is a nicer/clear way of doing this.

Thanks in advance,
D
You can use screws and nutplates, but blind rivets work fine.
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Old 11-23-2022, 01:02 PM
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On the -7, there are "bottom attach strips" riveted to the bottom of the rudder skin, extending the edge about 1/2". The rudder cap overlays the strip and is pull riveted to the strip. As I recall, there is also a spacer under the strip to space it back from the rudder surface to account for the thickness of the rudder cap ...

If you access to page DWG 7 for the RV-7 it's right there

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Old 11-23-2022, 01:06 PM
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Fixed permanently as there is no serviceable piece in there to need to remove it.
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Old 11-23-2022, 01:06 PM
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Fixed permanently as there is no serviceable piece in there to need to remove it.
Except for the wiring to the fairing light.
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Old 11-23-2022, 03:19 PM
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Except for the wiring to the fairing light.
What is to service that wiring and if it needs to, why couldn't it be pulled out and then fish thru again? It is a good size hole on both ends.
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Funny you ask. Check the latest issue of Kitplanes.
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