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Old 08-13-2013, 06:03 PM
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Default First screw up--opinion please

I assume that I am not the first to do this, but.....

when drilling the lower J channel I drilled the single holes on either side of the ends of the nut plate sections. Not the end nut plate hole, but the next one out. I figured out I had screwed up when I rotated 180 and started drilling. one set of holes is off by 1/16 or less, while the others don't overlap.

I assume that I should just not use the lower j channel and order another. I have another set for the other wing, so I really won't lose any time waiting.

I can use the extra piece for practice.

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:16 PM
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Default Yup

I did the same, called Vans, told me to just make a doubler and move on. I ordered a replacement (thinking that I didnt want my FIRST move to be a screw up). Parts were delivered within a week and was reasonable in cost.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:13 PM
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I did the same also (on my second wing, ). I plan on doing the doubler, J channel isn't exactly high load structural.

Really I wanted to replace it like LAMPSguy but didn't want to wait around before working the nut plates.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:25 AM
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I think that the issue with the doubler is that there are 6 holes which would need the doublers. I assum that the doublers need to span a few holes or am I worng?

Again, since I am doing one wing at a time, I can use the J channel for the other wing right now and it does not matter when I get the other J channel.

I might tell them to call it out a bit better on the plans not to drill those holes. My eye sight is not bad but I still drilled them anyway.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:46 AM
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Default Wrong holes

Since several people seemed to made the same mistake, would someone please circle the part on the plans where not to drill and take a picture of it, for a clearer understanding? I am waiting on my wings, but any mistake I can avoid, would be greatly appreciated. I'm sure I will have plenty of other oops moments. Thanks.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:13 AM
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From LAMPSguy's earlier oops. Its in there, you just have to pay attention. Pay attention to the hilighted holes. Put a piece of tape ove the holes you don't want to drill before you start drilling...it's too easy to just start drilling away and not notice.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=96616
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:34 AM
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Default Just to be distinct

Look at my previous post KC just linked to, but count the holes: 4 sets of 3 holes for the nut plates, PLUS one extra on each side of them for a total of 14 holes to NOT drill.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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Default Wish that was my only mistake.

Think I paid $15 for the replacement J channel. Didn't want the first step on my project to be a mistake.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:17 PM
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Ken, good luck getting Van's to make an amendment.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:04 PM
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actually if I had just gone on to page 11-04 and looked closely, then I might have not made the mistake.
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