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Old 07-18-2017, 07:51 AM
AusFlyingBear AusFlyingBear is offline
 
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Default Horizontal Stabiliser Orientation

Hello VAF,

I have sent this to Vans but thought I'd post it here as well.

I have a question in regard to my horizontal stabiliser. I discovered the amended plans on the vans website and noticed the issue about the incorrect alignment of the spars. I, unfortunately, had done this but not yet riveted the rear spar in place

Accordingly, I've re-orientated the rear spar to match the alignment of the front spar. Thought this would be easier than reskinning the whole stabiliser. This makes what I had planned on being the bottom now being the top.

My question here is that I have dimpled and riveted the holes that are now on the top skin as shown page 8-08 (holes for fairing attachment). Is it ok just to remove these rivets? Will the dimple effect anything? Is it possible to flatten the dimple?

I will dimple the holes and rivet the new bottom as per plans.

Hope this makes sense.

Thanks
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:49 AM
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A lot of builders accidentally dimple the "Do Not Dimple" holes.
When the holes get enlarged for the fairing screws the majority of the dimple gets drilled away so it will not be a problem.
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Old 07-18-2017, 07:30 PM
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Thanks Scott
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:12 AM
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Default Where are the amended plans?

After reading this post, I searched the Vans website under "Support" and "RV-14/14A" but didn't see anything related to the horizontal stabilizer.

Can someone point out that amendment to me?

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Old 07-19-2017, 07:56 AM
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Default Stabilizer Revision

I think this is the revision they are referencing. Go to the support page for the RV14 and keep scrolling down there are many page revisions listed. Scroll down below the video's.

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/revision...4/RV-14_08.pdf
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Old 07-19-2017, 08:21 AM
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Ah, thanks. Given the date on that, it's already in my plans.

Does anyone know if new revision are e-mailed to the owner/builder of record? ie is there any notification mechanism or must I go to that page periodically and figure out what applies to me?

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Old 07-19-2017, 09:09 AM
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You need to check the Van's homepage periodically for revisions.
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Old 07-19-2017, 02:46 PM
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Quote:
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You need to check the Van's homepage periodically for revisions.
Correct

It is a good idea to do a quick check before you start a new Section.
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