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Old 12-14-2017, 09:59 AM
Eztroller Eztroller is offline
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Default Rudder trailing edge

After about 2 months of working on the rudder (one skin replacement), I am done with the rudder. Well.... I used the tape as recommended and have very small amounts of seperation. Does it matter? Redo or move on?
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:02 AM
KeithB KeithB is offline
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I had some small separation (probably from over-squeezing to try and get perfectly flush squeezed heads). I filled the gaps with pro seal.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:34 PM
rvbuilder2002 rvbuilder2002 is offline
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Like Keith mentioned, assuming the dimples were well formed, puckering is usually from trying to over squeeze/drive and fully fill the dimple on the shop head side.

Small gaps are not a structural concern as long as the actual rivet/dimple joints are tight to the AEX wedge.
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