IMHO: Yes, I’m building an RV-12iS, but it’s still a modern Vans kit.
The quality and accuracy of Vans parts are so good, I feel if I even think about drilling to get something to fit, I’m screwing things up. I never, ever drill…( well maybe once so far).
Some of my goto tools are old drill bits that I’ve rounded/tapered the end of the smooth shaft side, covering the cutting end with duct tape, to protect my hand.
This is a great alignment tool. It may take quit some effort to get those precise holes to align using the tool, but I believe it’s worth it. Every time we “match drill” any of those final sized holes (https://www.vansaircraft.com/2020/07...on-rv-10-kits/
) from Vans, we’re changing blueprinted dimensions, and making at least one very precise round hole no longer round,…Not good. I also think that’s a root cause for loose/smoking rivets later, down the road.