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Old 12-31-2017, 11:54 AM
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Skylor,

How did you get the holes all lined up w/out a jig?
I made very careful measurements to lay out the holes, then used a small drill press to drill them.

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Old 12-31-2017, 05:04 PM
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I made very careful measurements to lay out the holes, then used a small drill press to drill them.

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Skylor, was this on a completed plane or was it during the build process when you could put the roll bar on a drill press?

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Old 01-19-2018, 02:05 PM
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I am also curious what Carl would not install then on any RV. I am concered mostly about stress on the RV8 canopy surround which is made from Carbon fiber on mine. I can mostly avoid putting pressure on it but there are times when these handles would really help at least one. There really is nothing to grab on the plane as you get in the front seat.

The jig advertised is the way to go on a finished RV. It takes a lot of guess work out.

I have seen these handles (some welded on ) many RV 8's at oshkosh.

Just wonder what the downside its. The only one I can see is that handles provided are a little long. I would likely shorten mine. the appear to be standard drawer pulls available stock.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:07 PM
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Skylor, was this on a completed plane or was it during the build process when you could put the roll bar on a drill press?

Brian
Sorry that I missed this question earlier. In my case, i drilled the roll bar and installed the handles while I was building the plane.

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