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Old 06-06-2018, 11:06 AM
terrye terrye is offline
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Default Wing Spar Center Section Fit

Not at this stage yet, but when I built, I machined some hard Delrin spacers for the spar carrythrough before I riveted it to the fuselage structure. In my opinion Vans instructions are poor here (I think they mention a wood block). The spacing should have a machined spacer and I think Vans should supply it.

However, this doesn't help you. This also happened to a friend of mine, and Vans recommended de-riveting the skin overlap on the bottom of the fuselage, insert the spars (or machined spacers would probably work)and re-rivet the skin overlap.
Terry Edwards
RV-9A (Fuselage)
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