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Old 01-07-2018, 10:56 PM
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Question Go/No Go - Spar Caps Trimming

I started on my vanís RV-10 Empennage kit and in the first step of the Vertical Stabilizer, it calls for trimming the rear spar caps (Section 6, Page 2 - Step 1). I made the markings, drew a straight line and trimmed it. When I came back and read the plans again I realized I didnít straighten the bow while I drew the straight line.

https://imgur.com/a/lLnKD (First time posting a pic)

Attached is the picture of the rear spar cap clamped straight. I placed a piece of scrap aluminum with a straight edge against it to show the issue. Now the question is, is it acceptable to go forward?
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:49 AM
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I personally don't think that this would critically weaken the stiffener. Do any of the match drilled holes have less than minimum edge distance? It looks to me like you are fine. From your picture, the last #30 hole on the cut flange would be the one to check.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:53 AM
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I only trimmed 16" from the end(Sharpie Mark). So the material near the last #30 hole is in the clear I believe.
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:00 AM
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Doesn't look like this is going to be a problem. I would build-on.

As always, I encourage you to call / e-mail VANS anytime you have questions. Advice from the internet is free, but not always correct!
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:40 AM
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Doesn't look like this is going to be a problem. I would build-on.

As always, I encourage you to call / e-mail VANS anytime you have questions. Advice from the internet is free, but not always correct!
Yes. A call to Van's to double check is always a good plan.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:33 PM
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Thank you Randy and Brian. Got a thumbs up from Van's to Build on.
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