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Old 03-17-2019, 11:39 PM
walkergp walkergp is offline
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Unhappy Aborted RV-8A Wing Install

Sorry if this has already been covered extensively on the site. Please point me to old posts if it has.

I attempted to install wings today and ran into a snag when the landing gear weldments kept bolts from penetrating spar. Aircraft is on gear with engine installed. My team, which includes multiple RV builders (all taildraggers), concluded that the weldment shifted due to the extra load. My plan is to lift the fuselage off the mains and loosen the inboard weldment bolts to get the wing bolts better aligned.

Appreciate any comments confirming that approach or something more ingenious.
Greg Walker
Aledo, TX
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