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Old 09-28-2022, 05:00 PM
Desert Rat Desert Rat is offline
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Default how many nutplates on W-704 wing bottom skin to F-776 center section bottom skin?

When you build the wings, drawing 12 shows leaving every other rivet hole open in this area for nutplates/screws. That's what I've got.

When you get to the point after the initial wing mate where you match drill the center section lower skin to those holes, drawing 38 shows every 3rd hole open.

I called Vans yesterday and Tech Support opined that the best thing to do was see where the pre-punched holes fall in the part of the F-799 wing root fairing that lines up with that area and match to that.

It wasn't until after I hung up the it hit me that obviously that can't work. At least on the RV7, the F-799 doesn't extend that far aft on the lower side and has nothing to do with this area.

I'll call tech support back tomorrow and see if I can get clarity here but I'm surprised that a search here didn't turn anything up. Surely with 2,000 RV7s flying I can't be the first person to notice this. Has vans ever clarified this for somebody here?
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Terry Shortt
AGI, CFI, CFII, MEI, A&P, Janitor
RV7 Empennage & Wing done
Fuselage almost done
Avionics almost done
90% done, 90% to go

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