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Old 06-30-2020, 12:04 PM
AndyWW AndyWW is offline
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Thanks to a fellow builder in the UK (Mike at EGHO) who sent me a photo of his nearly completed bird, I now know which holes to leave open. For anyone having the same question as me they are as follows:

Counting forwards along the longeron from the inspection panel opening, so that the hole corresponding to the aft piece of the F-711 bulkhead is labelled "1", the holes to leave open are 5, 11, 16, 20, and 23.

Hope this helps someone in the future.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:32 PM is offline
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Thanks for posting this information!

I actually went directly to my fuselage build and counted the holes that I left open a few weeks ago for this very purpose. My open holes agree with yours!

After a search on this site, I really didn't feel I had the detailed information I needed (though it's here now). The only way I figured this out was after carefully watching (and pausing) Karetaker's videos of his RV7 build. I'm sure I could have asked Van's, but I'm a fan of Karetaker's detailed videos, so I just pulled up the appropriate video and watched away.

Anyway, thanks again for thinking of the future builders out there!

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Old 06-30-2020, 01:44 PM
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Thanks Ryan; happy the videos are helpful!
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