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Old 10-04-2018, 07:54 AM
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Hi everyone

On the wing plan it shows that for the wing skin rivet pattern we should refer to SK-31,32,33,34,35,36 and 37.

Any idea what SK stands for and where we can find these drawing or diagrams?

I’m probably missing something here

Thanks in advance
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:08 AM
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Default In the assembly manual

When I built my -4, there was an assembly manual that contained foldout pages which had the rivet layouts for the wings as well as other items. i'm not sure if these are on the digital versions now or not. The SK may have a technical meaning, I just figured it was for "Skin".
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:18 AM
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Thank you Bill

I have noticed a couple fold out pages labeled SK in the preview plans, but these are only for the empennage and fuselage. I have emailed Vans and await their response.

All the best
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:21 AM
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Hi everyone

On the wing plan it shows that for the wing skin rivet pattern we should refer to SK-31,32,33,34,35,36 and 37.

Any idea what SK stands for and where we can find these drawing or diagrams?

I’m probably missing something here

Thanks in advance
SKetch. There are small drawings or SKetches in the construction manual that have the prefix SK.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:21 AM
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Without actually going out and finding our RV-3 plans, I think the SK is “Sketch”, and you’ll find them in the plans and instructions....

But I could be remembering that wrong.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:59 AM
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Thanks guys, let me go look again through the instructions
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:57 PM
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Man, all these years and I thought it stood for "Standard Kit"
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:37 PM
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FYI - the SK drawings are located in with the written instructions, not as a part of the large sheet plans.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:03 PM
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Got a response from the guys at Vans that has sorted it out:

“The SK drawings were supplemental “sketches” where Van may have needed to give a bit more information that the original plans had. Today the SK drawings are obsolete and only a few remain, however the written manual still makes note of them. “

I would therefor assume that the rivet spacing SK drawings became obsolete when pre drilled skins were released for the 4. Anyway thanks for all the help guys.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:34 PM
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for the -4...
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