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Old 01-29-2019, 12:36 PM
avatty avatty is offline
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Default Is it necessary to install wing top skins before leading edges?

Is there a reason for riveting the wing top skins to the spars before the leading edges, as shown in the plans book? There would be better access for riveting if the leading edges went on first, as a squeezer could be used on both sides. I saw an RV-7 website where the builder did the leading edges first, but don't know what order is called for in those plans.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:00 PM
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Its a heck of a lot easier to lay your spar (shimmed level and clamped) on your work bench for stable riveting. Plus this ensures the ribs donít have any twist.
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