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Old 09-23-2017, 09:30 PM
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R-903. The last four holes have been dimpled, but not by me. Any suggestions.....?
Brand new kit I picked up from Vans myself. Don't get me wrong, I know these are difficult to do. But, I did not think Vans was in the business of helping builders with dimpling.


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Old 09-23-2017, 10:11 PM
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Van's does some dimpling for us on occasion. I for one welcome our new preemptively dimpling overlords.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:17 PM
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Wow! Well I welcome it as well. Did not know this. Thx
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Old 09-23-2017, 11:49 PM
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I've noticed that dimpling has been done when it's an odd sized dimple die that the majority of builders won't have in their tool kits.

In the end I see this as a way of increasing the quality of the end product. Thanks Vans.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:00 AM
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RV12's have quite a few pre dimpled bits and pieces - like you say, difficult places or strange material like firewall.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:16 AM
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Mine was the same
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:13 AM
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I had to make a special dimple die with a floating piece to sit on my no-hole yoke to do this recently on a replacement 7 part (~1.5 hrs), good to see how Vans is actually improving the kits.

You don't know what you are missing, having to pull your hair out to design and make a special tool on a lathe, TIG, grinder, etc to do a 5 second job. Never to use that tool again.

You know I was just thinking yesterday about the horrible, painful, time consuming little things that are really only a small % of the build, but take an ordinarily large % of the time are what they left for the builder on the 7. Really too bad they don't update the 7 to these standards.

Does that put perspective on how easy Vans made it for the 14 builders?
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Old 09-24-2017, 08:33 AM
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I won't complain at all if mine is the same, I will thank them too. I received the kit yesterday and have not got to this part yet.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:34 AM
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On the -10 I had the same for the elevator counterweight ribs. They were pre- dimpled in spots, but also already fluted. I thought they were used returned parts so I requested new. They sent new by my request but they were the exact same, so I sent back.

What made me want new is they were WAY over-fluted. Second set was too. I just have some un-fluting to do...
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Old 09-24-2017, 01:58 PM
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Not a -14, but I was thinking the same thing looking at a rudder piece. I was wracking my brain trying to remember if I dimpled it or not, but realized that yeah, it was pre-dimpled. It would have been a pain to dimple (trailing edge rudder rib), so I welcomed it. Now if we could convince Van's to do more...
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