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Old 09-28-2017, 12:58 PM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
 
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Default RV14 detail 6

This is one of the most critical issues on the RV14 from a purely visual. The upper glass parts do not really fit that well and the two pieces do not align properly

The forward piece is too wide and not tall enough, the aft piece drops off a bit on the forward portion to not align properly with the forward piece. An hour a day for four days will fix this issue

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Old 09-28-2017, 01:09 PM
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
 
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Default An hour a day

Tom, looks really nice, but what did you do during that hour per day? When it comes to fiberglass, there are a lot of guys like me out here that are really interested in all the details. No detail is too small, at least not for me.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:07 PM
Tom Martin Tom Martin is offline
 
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Day one
the VS glass tip is too wide to match the rudder glass tip. Job one is to clocoe the VS tip to the VS. Now remove the part and split it into two pieces, left and right. then sand a small wedge from each top half until they can be seen to be the same width as the Rudder tip. Now bond a temporary patch on top of the VS tip. half an hour
Day two, remove VS tip and bond two or three layers on the inside of the part to bond the two half together again, cleco to VS, 15 minutes

Day three, grind off initial patch and bond two or three layers to top, cleco back onto VS, 15 min.

Day four, build up forward top part of rudder tip to match VS tip, half an hour

Day five to .... working parts by sanding together while rudder is mounted on VS to get the proper "line" again 15 minutes a day until it is the way it looks good to you.
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2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
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