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Old 05-25-2021, 06:52 AM
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Unhappy Please tell me this part is ruined so I can move on

I think I really did it this time. This is the trailing edge of my rudder. I popped that extra hole in there accidentally. Maybe time for new glasses.

I tried expanding the proper hole to a #30 and re-dimpled to see how it would look but obviously it did not help. I'm about to order a new skin, unless there is some method of saving this one to which I am unaware.

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Old 05-25-2021, 07:14 AM
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Always good to have some scrap aluminum sheet around the shop.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:33 AM
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Is it just the skin? If so, you might me OK structurally/accepted methods wise.

IF you have 4.5D between fasteners (after addition as follows) you could place a rivet on each side. Rivet the f-ed hole with a #4 and apply cosmetics. Only 3D for non-CS fasteners.
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:52 AM
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Definitely ruined, order a replacement. Consider it practice.
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Old 05-25-2021, 08:48 AM
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Default Salvageable...I think.

Try this -- Mash the dimple flat with the flat sets (you do have flat sets, right?).

Dress (debur) the correct hole, dimple the correct hole.

Assemble trailing edge as per plans - once done, fill in the remaining "snow man" with some epoxy/resin filler (west systems 105/206 + milled fiber filler). Sand/paint to match.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:00 AM
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Ask Vans. They are the structural authority.
Maybe they suggest an extra rivet either side.
Document their response in your log if it's a fix.
Or
Order new parts.
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:54 AM
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Dan and Bill,

Please help me understand why the skin should be replaced. I am NOT questioning your judgment, just trying to learn.

Thanks,
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Old 05-25-2021, 10:44 AM
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I sent it off to Vans just now. We'll see what they think soon hopefully.
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Old 05-25-2021, 12:18 PM
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Dan and Bill,

Please help me understand why the skin should be replaced. I am NOT questioning your judgment, just trying to learn.

Thanks,
Mike
Mike,

It's damaged beyond reasonable repair. Sure, you can hack it, but have some pride, skins are cheap. Won't be the first one you replace. By the time you stress over it you could have it replaced and moved on to something else comforted that you did quality work.

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You're gonna need scrap aluminum for various things - I used a fuse skin I hosed for dozens of little projects. Still using it on home projects to this day.

Welcome to the club <g>.
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