Build Log RV-10 #1

Blog for a Vans RV-10 Airplane Build

Step Installation

Started 3/25/2011

Well the step installation was a very simple and straight forward step. 

Started this section with drilling the support blocks that will be attached to the baggage floor ribs.

Deburred and ground all rough spots and edges of the steps.  Inserted them through the side skin and into the support brackets. Aligned everything according to the plans and match drilled the holes in the support blocks into the baggage floor ribs.  Removed, deburred and bolt the blocks back into place.

Reinserted the steps and set the angle of the steps per instructions and drilled the step mounting bracket to a #30.

Removed the steps and primed.  Once dry reinstalled and bolted with appropriate hardware.

I decided to just permanently install the steps at this point.  Will probably hit them with my shins multiple times which will bring out some cussing.  Oh well we will see.

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