Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cabin Floor

My current plan is to mount and rig the flaps and ailerons so I can remove them until final assembly. In order to do this, I needed to mount the flap actuator weldment WD-806 and the electric motor. In order to do that, I needed to have the cabin floor installed, so I decided to install it permanently.

Some builders go to the trouble of installing nutplates in place of pull riveting the floors tp the ribs as called for in Vans plans. I decided not to do that and I guess I’ll see in the future whether that will turn out to be a mistake. I hear that installing all the nutplates is a real PITA. I’m all booked up on PITA projects, so I don’t need any more of them!

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Left Flap Fairing

I completed the left wing flap fairing today. I used the same technique as I did on the right wing to rig the flap in the full up position. When finished, I used my protractor to ensure that both flaps were at the same angle and they were. The actual angle isn’t important, but both flaps obviously need to be at the same angle aerodynamically.

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