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Old 05-03-2021, 08:18 AM
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Looking really great! Your work will help me so much when I get to this point!
Interested in seeing where and how you rivet that lower rear section of the fairing.

Great work!
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:22 AM
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Pretty amazing work. A true craftsman!
Makes me want to try metal.
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Looking really great! Your work will help me so much when I get to this point!
Interested in seeing where and how you rivet that lower rear section of the fairing.
Thanks guys - I am holding off on the celebrations until I get it all finished, then it will be Miller Time.

My current plan is to add one more screw hole on each side to secure the aft edge of the lower fairings, and rivet to the longerons only. We'll see how that goes...

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Old 05-09-2021, 05:41 PM
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I added an extra screw hole on each side to secure the top corner of the lower fairing, drilled the rivet holes in the longeron, and trimmed away the excess material:



The resulting shape is rather rakish looking, if I do say so myself:



(nb: these photos show hardware-store screws being used for temporary fitting)

Next: Final deburring/countersinking/dimpling, and then I guess it's Sika time...
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Old 05-21-2021, 11:37 AM
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Full details here: http://www.rv7blog.com/2021/05/21/glued-windscreen/









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Old 05-21-2021, 12:19 PM
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That is some BEAUTIFUL work there, Matt.
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Old 05-24-2021, 04:32 PM
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Very nice. Youíre a trend setter!
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:11 PM
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I bet you're glad you decided to go ahead with it now Matt.Turned out really nice and wasn't all that hard to do was it. Excellent job. Well done
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Now we need someone to try a tipper version
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Now we need someone to try a tipper version
It would certainly be doable - if I'm not mistaken, the factory RV-14A (N214VA) has an aluminum fairing strip around the base of the windshield.
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Old 05-24-2021, 11:51 PM
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....and Iím not easily impressed but that fairing is simply a work of art...Please donít paint it....itís beauty needs to be shown!

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