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RV-7 Construction Log
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Date:  11-17-2016
Number of Hours:  2.65
Manual Reference:  p. 8-13, DWG 33
Brief Description:  Electric Flaps

I started by closing the legs of the F-766B attach angle to the prescribed 87.5 degrees. I should have done this BEFORE cutting the corners off of the vertical leg. It took quite a bit of fiddling to get that leg back to some semblance of straight.

I then drilled the F-766C plate to the F-766A channel, then deburred, prepped, and primed the plate.

Next, I fit and drilled the F-758 brackets to the bottom of the F-766A channel. I then prepped and primed the brackets. I then drilled all of the nutplate rivet and screw holes to final size, and deburred all holes and edges of the channel. I then riveted the nutplates and brackets to the channel. Note to future self: If you ever build another RV-7, do yourself a favor and follow the instructions more closely and rivet the brackets BEFORE the nutplates…

Rivets Today: 22

Rivets Total: 12020
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F-758 brackets and nutplates riveted to the flap motor channel.

F-758 brackets and nutplates riveted to the flap motor channel.

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