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Old 05-01-2018, 04:18 PM
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Default Rudder top fairing hole missing?

I am in the process of installing the fairing on top of the rudder. Looking at the plans, it shows that there should be 9 holes pre drilled on either side of the top of the rudder to rivet the fairing in place. The rudder only has 8 holes drilled from the factory and I didn't recall seeing a step that mentioned drilling a new hole. The hole that appears to be missing is the most aft rivet hole.

Anyone run in to this? I am thinking that it should have the 9th hole, since as it sits without it there is approx 5 1/2 inches of the trailing edge of the fairing that is not fastened with any rivet or anything else. Should I still an extra hole to match the plans, or would the 8 existing holes be sufficient?

I am going to try to attach photos. Not sure how well it will come out
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:24 PM
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Sounds like Vanís came up with a solution to the problem of not enough room to set the pop rivet closest to the trailing edge!
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:26 PM
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Yea, just got off the phone with vans builder support and he repeated exactly what you said!
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:39 AM
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What did you guys end up doing? I drilled the hole, dimpled with pop rivet 120 degree dies and put in the the cs4-4 rivet as normal per the plans.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:09 PM
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After speaking with tech support at vans, they stated that the drawings were not updated since they decided to remove the rivet location due to clearance issues. I asked them if the fact that there are no fasteners for the last 5 1/2 inches would be an issue, just to be sure, and he said no, no problem.

So, I just have the 8 rivets where the pre-drilled holes were located.
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