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Old 07-11-2020, 09:20 PM
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Default RV6A wing installation - done but OMG! "W.O.6."

As the title of the post goes. OMG.

I think there are two kinds of people on earth. Yes, only two. Ones who have installed the wings on a "6" and those who haven't. The ones who have are either crazy, super human or have a sadistic twisted desire to hurt themselves. Probably all three.

There were a few times I just say "NO WAY" can I get THAT nut on THAT bolt!. But after a few choice words, and go for a short walk, I did get it done. It can be done.

For those who have done it. We need to form a club so we can pat ourselves on the back and puff our chests and wear a stupid T-Shirt that says something like. "Wings on 6". "W.O.6" or something.

Thats my rant!
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:35 PM
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I'll buy one. Size: large, Color: red, with pocket. (Blood from skinned knuckles doesn't show on red fabric. And, the pocket is for various tools like a magnet on a stick to recover dropped nuts and punches to drive out stripped bolts.)

I have nightmares about forced landings and having to remove the wings to get my 6A back to an airport. John
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:23 AM
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I have nightmares about forced landings and having to remove the wings to get my 6A back to an airport. John
In mine it is raining heavily as well.
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Old 07-12-2020, 04:54 AM
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Default RV6A wing installation - done but OMG! "W.O.6."

It was a big day for me when my wings slide into position with a perfect fit, but my wings are never coming off again!!! 😎


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Old 07-12-2020, 05:11 AM
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Mine have not yet been fitted, but I am committed, I am hoping that the main and rear spars align between fuse and wings when the time comes!!
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:54 AM
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I feel your pain, I?ve done it four times!
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Old 07-12-2020, 09:24 AM
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I’ve put them on a 6A. And then I took them off. Now to put them back on this fall. I’ll be glad when it’s done!
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:50 PM
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I feel your pain, I?ve done it four times!
You sir (with all respect) are sick in the head, or you have a leprechaun for those really hard to reach bolts/nuts....
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:29 AM
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Kids these days with their -7/7A’s, -9/9A,s and such. Builders were BUILDERS back in the -6/6A days.....
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:38 AM
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It's a pretty terrible process.
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