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Old 11-03-2019, 04:46 AM
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Wow... didn't catch that at all. Rats. I'll have to re-examine my build; I think I have wiring going through those holes now, and I can't relocate the wires now. I'll do some consulting, but I think my cables are going to have to stay where they are.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:48 AM
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Latest blogspot entry is up; see link in signature panel. Shorter entry than usual, but lots of pics. Here's the teaser:
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Old 11-03-2019, 05:29 AM
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Martin,

You can always move wires...it may take some time and cost. If your gonna build a RV8 showplane, do every bit of it right!!!

Good luck and keep the updates coming!


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Old 11-03-2019, 10:58 AM
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Wow... didn't catch that at all. Rats. I'll have to re-examine my build; I think I have wiring going through those holes now, and I can't relocate the wires now. I'll do some consulting, but I think my cables are going to have to stay where they are.
Unfortunately, I think you will need to fix the rudder cable routing. "polkaking27" purchased an RV-8 and noticed an interference between the rudder and the ailerons when he pushed on the rudder pedals and moved the ailerons during the pre-takeoff controls check. He found that the rudder cables were misrouted, and hitting the aileron pushrods when taut. See this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=160135

He fixed the issue.

BTW, nice paint job (and scheme) so far!
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Old 11-04-2019, 03:35 AM
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When I finally got out to the shop to inspect the situation, it turned out to be a simpler fix than I thought it would be. A bit awkward, to be sure, but I was lucky. No wires in the way, and the pilot holes were just sitting there waiting for me. Triple check the plans, remove the floor, enlarge the CORRECT holes, disconnect the cables and reroute, install snap bushings and reconnect cables. I'll sleep better tonight than I did last night. Big thanks to Chris for taking the time to point out my error, and to Chris, Carl and Don for encouraging me to do it right. If I can ever return the favor, don't hesitate to ask.


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Old 11-04-2019, 10:51 PM
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Default Did the same thing!

If it's any comfort, I made exactly the same error in my build. I was fortunate that fellow builder Steve Riffe spotted it on my build log and sent me a note. Like you I was able to fix it easily because someone noticed and took the time to let me know!

Also good to check the wire bundles for clearance from the foot wells and aileron pushrod tubes.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:45 AM
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Also good to check the wire bundles for clearance from the foot wells and aileron pushrod tubes.
I tried to take that into account during routing, and have additional contingency plans for final assembly if required. I know they work for the foot wells.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:06 AM
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Latest blogspot entry is up; final one for the year, done just in time. See the link in my signature. It's a long one, so get comfy. Here's the obligatory teaser photo. I just took it a few minutes ago, so it's not actually in the blog. But it is absolutely the most recent photo of the build, and the last photo for 2019.
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Martin, it's lookin' good! See you at OSH 2020, right? Right?
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:47 AM
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Martin, it's lookin' good! See you at OSH 2020, right? Right?
It's a nice dream...
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