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Old 12-11-2017, 01:56 PM
storkeye storkeye is offline
 
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So, I went ahead and asked Van's and their official guidance is as follows...

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Trimming these at a 45 angle is perfectly acceptable and is what I would recommend you do in this case.

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I sent Van's this picture as part of my question which shows the cut marks in red...



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Old 12-11-2017, 09:50 PM
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I just put bs-319 pull rivets in and called it a day. I didn't figure out the problem until I was mostly done riveting the skin on.
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Old 12-18-2017, 03:57 PM
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So, I had already riveted the top skins on before I installed the SB. What I didn't think of was riveting the aileron gap cover to the web of the main spar. I thought I was going to be able to get my bucking bar flush but the picture shows otherwise.

What's the best option here?


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Old 12-18-2017, 04:47 PM
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Default RV7's sister is better

I have the RV7's sister, the RV9, and this is not a problem. The rivet is between the flanges. I will still need a thin bucking bar, but I think the RV9 will be OK. Sorry to invade the RV7 forum.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:21 PM
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I have a the RV7 sister, the RV9, and this is not a problem. the rivet is between the flanges. I will still need a thin bucking bar, but I think the RV9 will be OK. Sorry to invade the RV7 forum.
I guess I should have mentioned this is on an RV-14.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:19 AM
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One rivet! leave it and build on. Some may disagree...just sayin.
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Old 12-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Richard Connell Richard Connell is offline
 
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So, I had already riveted the top skins on before I installed the SB. What I didn't think of was riveting the aileron gap cover to the web of the main spar. I thought I was going to be able to get my bucking bar flush but the picture shows otherwise.

What's the best option here?


Had the same issue on the RV-10.

You could probably leave it. I boogered mine worse than that.

Installed a cherrymax with Vans approval.

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