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Old 11-25-2012, 05:04 PM
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Default Uh oh! Fuselage crossmembers! Scrap?

I'm working of the forward floor of the fuse. Instructions call for machine countersink on the crossmembers (F-802K-1 and F-802L-1), but instead I dimpled them. I don't see the dimples interfering with anything but I'm assuming Van's doesn't want you dimpling thicker material.

I'll call Van's in the morning but I can't be the first person to make this mistake...can I?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:19 PM
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Just toss the project and keep flying the seven eh?

Nobody builds planes anymore!

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Old 11-30-2012, 07:29 AM
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Here are the crossmembers I dimpled instead of countersunk. According to Van's, the instructions call for countersinking becasue the material is too think to be easily dimpled by hand. With a pneumatic, it was a piece of cake!


Build on, says Gus!
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if the member is still straight it should not be an issue. You might want to check rivet size and go up a half.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:25 PM
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if the member is still straight it should not be an issue. You might want to check rivet size and go up a half.
He said member... Hehe

Yup, they probably say cs to avoid distortion. If it isn't distorted, press on for sure!

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