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Old 07-07-2018, 11:04 AM
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Default Mysterious holes in QB wings--inboard rib

I'm about to install the wings, but there are a series of holes in a diagonal pattern in the inboard rib in the aft most part--maybe 14 or so but I don't have it in front of me right now. It REALLY looks like a bracket goes there, but I have scoured the plans looking for some instructions and can't find any. I find it hard to believe that Van's would go through the trouble of putting those holes there without a reason. Did I miss something? If so, can you provide any direction?

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Old 07-07-2018, 11:13 AM
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Hello Syrus,
I believe those holes are for flap brackets. I don't have wing plans in front of me, but as I recall that inboard rib is the same used as some of the inboard ribs just no flap bracket installed.

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Old 07-07-2018, 01:03 PM
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Yep. Those are the holes.
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The original demonstrator, N214VA, has three flap brackets. The kits have two. This is evident in this picture I took when I visited the home base several years ago.



I would hazard that the inboard ribs, W-1010-L/R, remaining is a consequence of the change.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:08 PM
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Mystery solved! To back that up, I went back to the inventory sheets and verified that no 1025B flap brackets were included with the kit.

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