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Forum: RV-10 03-27-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By missile29
Very intrigued and trying hard to picture this......

Very intrigued and trying hard to picture this... I think I know the basic idea, because I've done a similar thing just with tape on the bucking bar and moving side to side until I can feel the tape...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By missile29
Thanks, I like the finger imprint trick. Clever!...

Thanks, I like the finger imprint trick. Clever! I'll definitely be using a smallish tungsten bar, with taped edges. I'll probably put some padding at the bottom of the hole because I'm deathly...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By missile29
Riveting short stringers on RV-10 Horizontal Stab

Hi,

Any thoughts / tips / advice on best way to buck the rivets attaching the HS-1015 short stringers to the skins on an RV-10 horizontal stab? There are 20 of these rivets total, 10 per side, 5...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-10-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By missile29
Thanks! Ordered some 1241's last night! Still...

Thanks! Ordered some 1241's last night! Still looking for a source for 1242s (Universal head) though.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-09-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By missile29
Source for NAS1241 and 1242 oops (repair) rivets

Hi,

I'm looking for NAS1241 and NAS1242 "oops" or "repair" rivets. Does anyone have an online source? I've tried the obvious (to me at least) sources that sell AN470 and AN426 rivets, and some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,753
Posted By missile29
LOL same here. I just paid over $80 for about...

LOL same here. I just paid over $80 for about $35 worth of do-over parts from Vans. Not their fault, and I knew what I was in for when I had to order long, skinny parts that had to be mailed in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By missile29
FWIW, I'll attempt to describe the solution I...

FWIW, I'll attempt to describe the solution I came up with. It's similar I believe to what Boomer described:

I used two 4-foot long pieces of 2" wide by 1/8" thick steel strips (HD hardware...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By missile29
This is for an RV-10. The HS spar flanges are...

This is for an RV-10. The HS spar flanges are countersunk to accept the dimples in the skins. Not sure what part you're referring to when you mention "bars" that go into the webs, but on the -10...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-22-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By missile29
Thanks to those who've replied, and sorry for not...

Thanks to those who've replied, and sorry for not providing more specifics.

A/C is an RV-10. The parts in question are the HS-1014 and HS-1015 stringers that, along with the HS-1016 stringer web,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,084
Posted By missile29
Match drilling replacement part to dimpled skin?

After doing a not-so-great job countersinking the holes in my HS stringers, I ordered replacement stringer parts and am going to remake them right. But now I’m faced with the problem of how to match...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-18-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By missile29
Totally agree, and that's exactly what I did on...

Totally agree, and that's exactly what I did on the spars. I was determined to come up with a workable and repeatable solution before I screwed up the (much more expensive) spar subassemblies. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By missile29
Thanks! I followed your advice (using a piece of...

Thanks! I followed your advice (using a piece of wood and a spacer) on a lot of the holes on the stringers and it definitely helped. For the spar, are you suggesting clamping the 1x4 so that it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-31-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By missile29
Tips for countersinking spar flanges?

Does anyone have any tips for how to countersink the flanges of spars, specifically the horizontal stabilizer spars? Iím looking for tips or even pics of a jig or something that (ideally) allows you...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By missile29
Thanks folks for the advice! I took a step back...

Thanks folks for the advice! I took a step back from it last night and am trying to come up with a way to NOT have that happen on the spars themselves. I sure wish I had a way to put the whole...
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By missile29
What to do about a few over-countersunk holes...

I’m looking for some advice on what to do with a few (3 actually) holes that I over-countersunk on the horizontal stab long stringers. The holes in question are the ones at the tips of the long HS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-27-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By missile29
Good point - that does seem like a...

Good point - that does seem like a contradiction.

I believe that the mechanism for corrosion has to do with a galvanic reaction between the aluminum and particles of carbon (in the SiC abrasive)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-26-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By missile29
Wow, thanks for this! Up until the other day I...

Wow, thanks for this! Up until the other day I was just using some sandpaper I happened to have around already. Iím not even sure the brand or type of abrasive, but itís yellowish so I donít think...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-21-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By missile29
Deburring with sandpaper?

Is it just me or is sandpaper an underutilized deburring tool?

Seems like there are all kinds of fancy deburring blades and tools, files, 3M wheels, and scotch brite pads, that we buy and use. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By missile29
Those were the answers I was afraid of, but I...

Those were the answers I was afraid of, but I appreciate the tips! Definitely learned a lesson on this one. I didn't realize work hardening was a process that took place over time. I assumed it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 969
Posted By missile29
How to make an outie and innie?

Hi,

I did something stupid on my rudder. I slipped while riveting the shear clips to the stiffeners and made a tiny little pimple (opposite of a dent, facing out) on my skin. Accidents happen, and...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By missile29
Rudder shear clip LP4-3 gap issues

My wife and I joined the two rudder halves last night, and in the heat of battle on the clock with the ProSeal curing, I had an issue with some small gaps between the shear clips and the stiffeners...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-02-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By missile29
How big is too big?

Just dimpled RV-10 rudder skins. I understand that dimpling the holes in the skin will enlarge the original hole a little, but how big is too big?

MIL-R-47196A table 1 gives the max hole diameter...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,704
Posted By missile29
Countersink depth for the trailing edge wedge

Any of you more experienced guys have a recommendation on what countersink depth gets the best results with the trailing edge wedge?

I've got a nice jig set up, but as others have pointed out in...
Forum: Primers 10-15-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,737
Posted By missile29
Excellent! Thanks for the advice! It sounds...

Excellent! Thanks for the advice! It sounds like the trick is going to be mixing up just enough to do one batch of parts and not waste it.
Forum: Primers 10-15-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,737
Posted By missile29
Proper catalyst / reducer for P60G2

Can someone tell me the proper catalyst / reducer to mix with the P60G2?

I'm about to start my RV-10 emp build and this thread has been a huge help deciding whether and what primer to use on the...
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