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Old 04-15-2019, 04:15 PM
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This is my first post, been reading this site for months though.
I’ve recently started an RV-14A empennage kit. I wanted to check with you regarding the bend on my rudder leading edge.



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Old 04-15-2019, 04:18 PM
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It’s fine. You’ll never see it once it’s mounted to the VS.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:19 PM
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The goal here is to make sure the skin doesn't pull on the part underneath and develop a stress point. You want it to go out a bit and then start the curve. It took me more than a few attempts to get it just right.

What are you using to do the "roll"?
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:22 PM
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Hello all,

This is my first post, been reading this site for months though.
Mick, welcome aboard the good ship VAF-----congrats on the build
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:54 PM
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I used this 3/4” EMT. Drilled a 1/4” hole in the end for my screwdriver. It seems if I had a smaller radius I wouldn’t have enough material to reach the other edge.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:56 PM
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Mick, mine didn't look that good.

Welcome aboard Sir.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:14 PM
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May I suggest you get someone to look over your rivets before going too much farther.

Couple of these are not looking too good, not sure if this is a camera induce issue or not.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:37 PM
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May I suggest you get someone to look over your rivets before going too much farther.

Couple of these are not looking too good, not sure if this is a camera induce issue or not.

Agreed. Easier to fix them now.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:43 PM
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They don’t look great from that top view. Do they look better in the first picture?
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:57 PM
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Not really. The center vertical row of rivets that are in line with the hole all looked clinched, especially the top 2. That typically happens with a rivet that’s too long for the material thickness, but can happen for other reasons such as a misaligned bucking bar. A lot of the others look under-set but pics can be deceiving. Do you have a rivet gauge?
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