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Old 09-26-2018, 05:07 PM
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I took a look at the new section 10: looks like two simple clips that will rivet to the aft bulkhead (the one with rudder cable crossover) and the two outboard j-channels. Pretty simple except for access - will require crawling back or having amazingly agile arms reaching through from the aft deck area. Two rivets on each J-channel would have to be drilled out, and I'm assuming match-drilling the clip to the bulkhead.
I suspect those clips will be already drilled for the stiffener since those are dimpled and match drilling them would be a bit harder. The clips are expected to be ready in Oct or so.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:20 PM
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I suspect those clips will be already drilled for the stiffener since those are dimpled and match drilling them would be a bit harder. The clips are expected to be ready in Oct or so.
Understood - the match drilling would be to the bulkhead - I looked at mine and didn't see existing holes.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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I knew one day my proclivity for procrastination would promote a payoff!

I haven't started the tail cone yet so implementing a service bulletin should be easy.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:13 PM
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PERFECT timing for me. Just getting started on the tail cone. Horizontal stab only has about 728 rivets to go.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:35 PM
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It looks like an update to chapter 10 was posted today that shows stiffener clips that attach the j-channels to the bulkhead.
Am I just not seeing it, or did Vans remove the chapter 10 update?

http://vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv14.htm

I just recently finished making my own little brackets to tie the ends of the J-channels to the bulkhead, so it figures that Vans would now come out with a fix...but I want to finish riveting the tailcone together and got tired of waiting.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:39 PM
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I called yesterday wanting to order the clips. I was told that they had jumped the gun by posting the fix when they were not ready to manufacture them and send them out. So I guess they pulled the bulletin so others would not call about them. Others had called also.
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