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Old 10-30-2019, 12:16 PM
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Default Another "cutting stiffeners" question

This should be a simple question, although I didn't see an answer when I searched.

I'm trimming the stiffeners in the practice kit, and know that Van's provides notches where the beginning and end of the cut should be so that the cut is made correctly. My question is, where should the cut be made in relation to the notches? Beginning of the notch, center of the notch, end of notch? Does it matter? I'm probably getting too specific here, but didn't know if the tolerances would be critical when doing the same thing on the actual plane parts.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:22 PM
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I don't think it matters.
I aimed for the middle of the hole radius.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:25 PM
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Center of notch. Allows for edge distance clearance and leaves spacing away from other parts in assembly
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:34 PM
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great, thanks!

So after cutting then you just round any sharp corners and deburr all edges, correct?
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:40 PM
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great, thanks!

So after cutting then you just round any sharp corners and deburr all edges, correct?
That's right. That's pretty much the rule always.

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