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Old 01-01-2018, 04:26 PM
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Default Long piece of angle, RV-8 kit

I have an 8’ or so piece of 3/4”x3/4”x1/16” angle here in the shop. I’m assuming it came with the -8 kit, though it doesn’t have any of the familiar Van’s markings on it (like “AA-xx”).

I was going to cut some to use for installing the trays for the radio stack in the -10.

I have the slow build wings mostly finished, the QB fuse partially done ... is there any other place where a long piece of angle is needed?

I really can’t think of anything, but would hate to cut it and then have to ship another long piece of angle ....
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:37 PM
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The longerons come with the wing kit but they are closer to 16' long I believe.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:47 PM
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Yeah - and I have a QB fuse so they are already in there.

I think this long piece may have just come with the kit for various uses; I can’t imagine that I would have ordered and paid shipping on an 8’ piece outside of what came with the kit.

I did find more angle here in the shop which I labeled “extra” in blue sharpie, so I don’t have to cut the long piece.

This is the tough part about building so slowly and intermittently... I forget what is what on the -8 kit! (Started in 2005...)
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:15 PM
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I agonized over that piece on my slow build, but finally figured out it was for misc parts and the skin bending angles on sheet 74. But, I didn’t cut it until after I bent my longerons!
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:17 PM
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“The sign of a good mechanic is; he or she can make it work with parts left over.”

I have the same angle on a shelf and mine has been flying for 465 hours.
1.2 today. ��

https://youtu.be/XIXliiO8KHs
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:20 PM
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I’m not sure what it would be use for a quick build but I had a slow build RV 8 and I started cutting Pieces off of one of my longerons I didn’t know what it was used for at the time but when I went to replace it it cost hundreds of dollars to ship a piece that long so be careful what you’re cutting up
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