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Old 04-22-2008, 06:43 AM
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:56 AM
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No primer?
ROFL!!!

Too funny! At the rate that wing is going together, it looks like it would take more time to prime it than to build it. Plus, I think Jim posted that he wasn't going to prime given the expected life expectancy of the plane (sans primer) compared to normal human life spans...

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Old 04-22-2008, 12:03 PM
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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the high res pictures.

Now I noticed the wave on the rib flanges between the holes...Looks like Vans has gone the extra mile to save weight there too. I was talking to a aircraft designer a couple of weeks back and he told me about that and other things they do to save weight. Nowadays that everything is CNC cut it take a little longer to cut that wavey path, but once set up it can easily be redone AND the weight savings all add up in the end.

Cool, keep them comming.

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My guess is that those wavy flanges reduce the need for fluting as well since deformation will be reduced in the press. Very cool.
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:37 PM
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The web thing will not get in the way. I am a technical counselor and teach metal working, riveting, welding, and composite work because I enjoy helping others. I will share my experiences and hope that they help other builders end up with a good plane and enjoy the experience.
Thanks Jim for sharing all the information. Where do you teach? I live in Spanaway and my have to attend one of your courses. They say you can not teach an old dog new tricks but I am willing to try to learn some new ones. Have to hurry though as I turn 70 next month. Need to get my 12 ordered soon.
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I think another interesting thing about the RV-12 is that Van's went back to the laminated spar cap design.
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:36 AM
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Here is the link to the photos on Picasa.
Hi Jim... Thanks for posting the pictures. Do keep posting your entire build. It really helps me to visualize what is coming up and makes the waiting for my wing kit a lot easier
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:23 AM
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My guess is that those wavy flanges reduce the need for fluting as well since deformation will be reduced in the press. Very cool.

You still need to flute. It takes very little time to do it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:26 AM
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Cool Rivet Puller

Thanks for the photos - we are very interested. I would like to know which brand and number of 'rivet puller' you are recommending. My guess is that an air operated 'rivet puller' will produce a more uniform and 'better' final product. Thanks for your recommendation.
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:30 AM
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Harbour Frieght sells a good one for about $39. It works great.
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I posted some more pictures. I have finished the left wing except for the tip, which is installed later. Again the link is: http://picasaweb.google.com/JimCone1...tructionPhotos When you get to Picasa, go to "My public gallery" and select the group you want to look at. I will post them by date.
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