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RV-9A: Flaps - 8/14/2007
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Clecoed the hinge bracket assemblies to the flap sparsClecoed the hinge bracket assemblies to the flap spars
Both spars are identical, the only difference being one is marked "R" for right and "L" for left. Also it is difficult to see which way is up. So I put the left flap together first according to the "left flap" shown on the drawing. Then I put the right flap together as a mirror image of the left one (opposite that is). You'll notice that I still have the 1/4" bolts with the washers between the bottom holes of the hinge brackets. These bolts keep the holes aligned where the flaps will attach to the wing, while I'm final drilling all of the 1/8" inch holes in the bracket assemblies.
You gotta' check em'!You gotta' check em'!
I took both assemblies over to the wing to make sure that I had them put together correctly. Yup, dat's right! You'll notice that the center bracket assembly on the wing and flap is shifted off center just a little bit. This helps me know that I got it just right. Time for final drilling.
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