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Old 11-05-2018, 09:49 AM
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Default RV6 Tip-Up Panel CAD?

Does anyone have a cad file of the panel with an additional 2-3 inches added to the bottom? And possibly cutouts that can be bent around the bow instead of adding an angle bracket. (I have seen these done on other model panels and it would be great if I could do it on my 6)
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:32 AM
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Vans has all of the panels on their website: http://vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm

I have a solidworks file of the -6 panel that I added one or two inches to, but I forget which. If you compare it to the plans you should be able to figure out which it is. PM me your email address and I can send it your way.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:40 PM
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The RV-6 wasnít prepunched, so they are all a little different. Vanís doesnít have a CAD file for them. There are a couple of ways to reproduce.
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:23 PM
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The RV-6 wasnít prepunched, so they are all a little different. Vanís doesnít have a CAD file for them.
Van's does have a CAD file for them. They have a 2-D file. That's what I used to make my 3-D one. It matches measurements taken from the panel in my -6, so I have to expect that it's "close enough for practical purposes."

You can use the old one as a template to match drill the mounting holes so it lines up with your existing substructure.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:56 AM
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Alternately, you could probably contact Bill at Up North Aviation (upnorthaviation.com) and have him cut a new panel to your specifications.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:22 AM
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Be cautious following the top curve on any CAD panel for the -6 models. This is the drawing a lot of them were made to, and the accuracy varied from builder to builder.



You would be better getting a panel water-jet cut from a data base that is slightly over size on the top edge and undersized on the notches and then trimming using the old panel as a template.
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