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Old 04-02-2016, 01:09 PM
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Default Bellcrank to Aileron push-tube - Fix it or Build on?

I think I know the answer to this but I'm getting so close to finishing the wings, I thought I'd ask the braintrust. I'll likely ask Vans on Monday before re-ordering parts.



Somehow, when drilling the #30 holes in the pushbutton, I got this one outlier. Missed the pilot hole. I'm drilling in a V-block with a drill press and the work clamped. All the other holes worked out just fine. The Rod end looks just fine.

Re-do or build on?
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:38 PM
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If three of the four holes on this one end are good, I'd proceed as is. You have more than adequate edge distance.

As option, you could drill out the one bad hole to 3/16" and use a AN470AD6 rivet.

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Old 04-02-2016, 11:51 PM
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I'd think it would be fine, but another option would be to have it welded. I know it was optional on the Rv-9. Not sure about the 10 though.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:32 PM
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I had the same trouble on the same part. I redid it. I document my troubles here:

http://airplane.athomeinthewilburnes...ron-actuation/
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:19 AM
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We all certainly have these moments you are going through now. A part with two rivets, and it moves all the time, and is key to sustaining flight...a week, a few dollars, and some re-tasking in the project agenda, I would not even think twice about a re-do myself. At the end as we finish parts & plane always the best time for the most critical review (as you are doing).
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:13 AM
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Yeah... I had to redo a couple bad rivets and when I did I buggered up the cosmetics as well as being worried about this hole. I've already re-ordered parts this morning.

I'd rather have a very, very short list of "I wonder ifs" when I make that first flight... preferably zero.
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