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Old 02-27-2017, 01:01 PM
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Van's recommends one method on the RV-10 and another on the RV-14. Same ailerons.
Maybe they learned something.

Give Van's a call and see what they recommend.
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Do NOT wait for the proseal to dry before riveting. Rivet it wet. If not the proseal will keep the rivets from setting all the way. Over time the proseal will "work", leaving you with loose rivets.
If applied properly (very thin coating) I don't think it matters, and if I remember correctly the plans recommend letting it cure.
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Maybe they learned something.

Give Van's a call and see what they recommend.
Correct.

We learned that people don't know what thin coating means (and how do set a measurable spec. for that).
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:06 PM
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The problem with this forum is that someone will post something that "works good" but has never flown. Then others start to follow what could be a bad example and have problems after a couple of hundred hours of flight.

It is best to follow what Van's recommends and not deviate from it.
I couldn't agree more.

JB weld?

Definitely wouldn't be my first choice.....
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I couldn't agree more.

JB weld?

Definitely wouldn't be my first choice.....
Scott:

It would help to understand the engineering / technical reasons for your comment. As for the reasons I made the choice I did: I purchased the tape and fooled around with it enough to know that I might not be happy with the technique. I looked at other builders' sites and borrowed the JB Weld idea from one where the builders had used the technique successfully before and were taking exceptional care in every step of their build. I ended up going to proseal on the elevator for pragmatic reasons. I'm happy with both results.

I'm no engineer but since these edges are riveted together, I'm not sure I fully understand what issues might arise from one choice over another in the process of bonding them before riveting.

In any case I wouldn't presume to make recommendations to other builders, just sharing experience.....
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