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Old 03-12-2018, 01:01 PM
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Default Doors and Tinnermans

For the four screws attaching the doors to each of the hinges, has anyone used Tinnerman washers there?



PS Got the doors on hinges yesterday (3/11/18)

Jeff Rich
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Old 03-12-2018, 01:18 PM
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I've seen a lot of RV-10s and don't recall having seen anyone use tinnermans there -- I certainly didn't. Doesn't mean you can't, but there's really no need since those screws aren't removed a whole lot and hopefully never after the plane is finished. IMO cosmetically you want those screws to "disappear". YMMV....
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:33 PM
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Default I Did

I used stainless tinnermans where the 4 bolts go through the door. I felt that the tinnerman washer spread the load better on that small section of the door skin. Probably unwarranted but that's what I did. As far as the screws disappearing, the washers will too when they are painted...
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:46 AM
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I used 3/16? SS tinnermans on all the door hardware, including the hinges. I?d do the same again.

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Old 03-13-2018, 11:07 AM
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Default Me too

I used them where the screws attach the hinges at the top.
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