I'm having trouble trying to sleep, and couldn't find a post related to this issue.
Place yourselves in the early stages of wing construction. For those models with the W-731 type AEX stock tie-down bars, the drawings (15A) call for tapping the hole for the tie-down ring 1 inch deep.
This 1 inch is not enough for the ring's shank to travel til stops, therefore leaving about .478" (15/32") threaded shank exposed. (Pics below)
Is this excess normal? Is there also a "best" orientation for the ending ring (parallel/perpendicular to airstream-EVEN IF only used when grounded)?
Or should it stop at the W-731 TD bar like this? (credits: www.rv7factory.com
Am I overthinking this because there will be something between the TD bar and the base of the TD ring that I'm not aware of?