VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 10-27-2018, 07:40 AM
pilot2512 pilot2512 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 413
Default wing tip reinforcement strip

I finally got my first wingtip all lined up and drilled for nut plates. According to the plans there is a reinforcement strip needed if you use pop rivets but not needed for nut plates. Some builder sites I've seen still use the reinforcement strip with the nut plates. Anybody have an issues with the nut plates and no reinforcement strip.

thanks!

Jay
__________________
Jay
RV-9A
Empennage complete.
Wings complete.
Fuselage in progress
Wiring in progress
2020 Donation made!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Mel's Avatar
Mel Mel is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Dallas area
Posts: 10,414
Default

The reinforcement is needed for pop rivets because the small round "shop head" can pull through the fiberglass quite easily. The nut-plate has a much larger footprint. So the reinforcement is not needed.
__________________
Mel Asberry..DAR since last century
A&P/BGI/EAA (LifeTime) Tech Counselor/Flight Advisor/Nat'l Test Pilot School
Specializing in Amateur-Built and Light-Sport Aircraft
<rvmel(at)icloud.com>
North Texas (8TA5)
RV-6 Flying since 1993, 172hp O-320, 3-Blade Catto (since 2003)Sold
Legend Cub purchased 12/2017
FRIEND of the RV-1
Eagle's Nest Mentor
Recipient of Wright Brothers "Master Pilot" Award
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-27-2018, 08:19 AM
mike newall's Avatar
mike newall mike newall is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Yorkshire, England
Posts: 1,836
Default

If you are on batwing tips, you may also want to consider some spanwise reinforcing using 1" square blue foam glassed in with deck cloth.

When you come to pushing and pulling your aeroplane when finished, it stops the tips deforming.

Plenty of refs on the forum
__________________
"I add a little excitement, a little spice to your lives, and all you do is complain!" - Q

Donated in 2019
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:21 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.