I made it perfectly clear that this is not a recommendation.
We have different views on what a patch looks like.
I can install vinyl over LP4 Rivets and with a lot of finger time they look ok.
I think it looks better over CS4 Rivets.
And Vinyl over a Patch Still Looks Like A Patch in my view.
We also designed a lot of things before Computers were invented.
I sure if you ran a computer analysis on my design it would stack up pretty well with Van's and a lot better than Vans original design, and with only few problems worked pretty well.
However that is not the point, I am building EAB so I can have the Aircraft I want not a standard RV12 which is a well built Aircraft.
It is a good thing that Van used his own ideas to built all the great Aircraft in his line.
Thanks for your View
Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002
The full sized doubler was not designed specifically to a repair stabilators that were found to have cracks.
It was specifically designed based on doing an FEA (finite element analysis using a computer model), and analyzing the loads seen in the hinge joint / fwd spar.
My recommendation to other builders is that they install the parts as designed.
There will be no problem applying vinyl over the doubler (if that is your plan) after some experience is gained working with the wrap material.