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Old 10-30-2017, 09:23 PM
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Default Quick build fuselage factory mistake?

I'm going through the quickbuild fuselage step by step in the instructions checking the assembly. Today I noticed that the aft holes in the mid fuselage bottom skin were drilled and dimpled at the factory. The plans explicitly state to leave these holes alone until the tailcone is assembled in section 32. Has anybody else experienced this and is this going to be a problem?? I wouldn't worry about it so much other than the fact that the joint between the fuse and the tailcone is kind of a critical one. Thoughts?
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Old 10-30-2017, 10:39 PM
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Is the problem just on the flat skin(s) or does it extend around the curves and up the sides? If it is just on the flat portion, no problem at all. If it goes up the sides, it'll be a little more work, but should be manageable.
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Is the problem just on the flat skin(s) or does it extend around the curves and up the sides? If it is just on the flat portion, no problem at all. If it goes up the sides, it'll be a little more work, but should be manageable.
Just the bottom skin.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:10 AM
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I think you are referring to the last 2 rows of rivets on p26-8, Figure 1. I just checked my QB Fuselage this morning and they are not dimpled.

My Fuselage was shipped out the same day as yours so it looks like there are differences for each one built. I found a number of other differences compared to the plans that Iím working with Vanís on. Iíll post them in a couple days after I get feedback from Vans.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:28 AM
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It is NOT UNCOMMON to find mistakes/omissions in QB kits.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:36 AM
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I think you are referring to the last 2 rows of rivets on p26-8, Figure 1. I just checked my QB Fuselage this morning and they are not dimpled.

My Fuselage was shipped out the same day as yours so it looks like there are differences for each one built. I found a number of other differences compared to the plans that I’m working with Van’s on. I’ll post them in a couple days after I get feedback from Vans.
Thanks for looking Scott. I'm very interested in the variances that you found. I'd like to check mine.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:40 AM
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Truthfully I'm perturbed to find such a basic error. I'm not sure what assumptions you are referring to. What I did assume was that they were experienced builders and would build it per plans.
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:45 AM
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Truthfully I'm perturbed to find such a basic error. I'm not sure what assumptions you are referring to. What I did assume was that they were experienced builders and would build it per plans.
I can absolutely see how it would happen. Guy starts dimpling a sheet, forgets to stop when he needs to.

I've done similar things myself.
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Randy,
I was VERY perturbed to find mistakes, for I, too assumed they were pros that would 'take care of me', and deliver a "finished" product. Not only were there some omissions and mistakes, I was extrememly frustrated that their assumption that I would paint my plane resulted in gross scratches all over the parts. They deburred rivet holes with sandpaper!
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Old 10-31-2017, 10:56 AM
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I can absolutely see how it would happen. Guy starts dimpling a sheet, forgets to stop when he needs to.

I've done similar things myself.
I can see how it can happen too if you don't tape over the holes that are to be left untouched. The simple solution is to use the tape.....
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