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Old 11-22-2016, 12:55 PM
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Well I pulled the trigger. Am beyond excited and have been chipping away at the vertical stab every night since I got inventory done.

Inventory took a couple hours and there were a few little pieces of hardware missing, and the VS spar doubler plate that I think was added in a service bulletin, which is naturally needed on like page 1 of the instructions.

My builder number is 41750, so I assume that means I have the 1750th RV-10 kit right?

Wondering how much time people spend edge deburring each rib. Not sure if I'm in overkill mode, but its taking me 45 minutes or so. Mostly because I use little 1cm strips of 400 grit to "floss" the flanges. Getting the innermost part of the flange is pretty difficult too. The accessible parts I have a pretty good process for, vixen file, debur tool, scotchbrite wheel.

I've been lurking on this site for a couple years now. Thanks everybody for putting great info on here. Doug - checks' in the mail
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:03 PM
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Awesome! I am a couple weeks behind you as my kit gets here next Tuesday.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:41 PM
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:00 PM
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Ohhh. You are soooo in trouble now.
Nah have fun and welcome.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:28 PM
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If yours is number 41687, that means there 63 kits delivered between about May-Nov, 63/7 months = 9 per month. Cool, didn't think it was that high.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:05 PM
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If yours is number 41687, that means there 63 kits delivered between about May-Nov, 63/7 months = 9 per month. Cool, didn't think it was that high.
Yes 41687.

Mine shipped from Vans on 1/19/2016, I took delivery about a week later, and started work on 3/1 once I finished inventory and got my garage ready.

So really from say Feb-Nov. which is a little over 6/month. Still impressive to me.
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Old 11-22-2016, 03:06 PM
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I was tail kit 784, delivered Nov. of 2007, so there have been almost exactly 900 tail kits shipped in 9 years, 100 per year.

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Old 11-22-2016, 03:13 PM
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I started this journey a few months back on a 9a.

I do the same deburring technique but use 300 or 220 grit and minimize the scotchbrite wheel. I dont scrimp on it since cracks are bad on a flying plane. They are much more time consuming to fix than a little extra deburring. JMHO
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:55 AM
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As far as, "wondering how much time people spend edge deburring each rib", it seems to me that if one really doesn't want a single "shear mark" or "file mark" left anywhere, on any sheet metal edges, then it's going to take a fair amount of time to do all the ribs. If I remember correctly, it took me about 15 - 20 minutes to do each rib. I took this attitude with every single part on the entire build, not only does it make it safer, but I was trying to build the plane in such a way that it would minimize maintenance repairs. I found a round jewelers file works well to take off the sharp edges before sanding with 220, then 400 grit cloth backed aluminum oxide. (Do not sand aluminum with any sort of black cloth.) The aluminum oxide cloth can be folded over itself several times or folded around a tongue depressor to make a "sandpaper" file. Being anal is good!
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:39 PM
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