trailing edge

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trailing edge

Postby billy5823 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:39 pm

hey guys am i reading the book right , the rivet goes in the middle of the rib meaning down in the vertical thick part of the rib. thanks billy
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Postby Roger » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:17 pm

Hi Billy:
No, no. The rivits go in the capstrip along side the center web. The way I did mine was put them all in the side away from the fuel tank. The book is fairly specific about not putting them in the middle.
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Postby scubarider » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:14 am

Actually, if I recall my book also said to put the rivets down the "center" of the ribs.  I did the first one and of course it did not hold.  So, asked here and got the "right" answer and put the rest down the side.  Worked great.
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Postby DaveU » Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:52 pm

For the trailing edges on the wing and the flaps/ailerons, I used a slightly different method.  I put a countersink on the wood capstrip, and then used a dimple plier to put a dimple in the trailing edge material.  This made a little better setup, since technically the trailing edge material is too thin to make a proper countersink, and it indexed the trailing edge onto the ribs when all was gooped up with the epoxy.  much easier to get alignment.  Probably not a big deal, but that is what I did.  I would send a picture, but they were too blurry to tell what I did.

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