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[March 9, 2014]


One part of the RV I have never been fond of is the trailing edge of the flaps. Neither the instructions nor the diagram shoes/tells you to the use a bending brake to set the trailing edge.


However, the trailing edge looks TERRIBLE! Looks like a mini-wave on the top skin. Every time I get into the RV I look at this and it bothers me. It is clear the trailing edge isn't compressed enough.


After squeezing the trailing edge in the bending brake, the results are MUCH better. I still have some minor work to do on this, but this is a huge improvement. Another reason I am doing this is I have a heavy right wing. I wanted to fix everything possible before I start squeezing the trailing edges of the aileron to attempt to fix this issue.


Back to the GoPro mount. I wanted to see where the vibration issues were coming from in the mount of the GoPro.


I noticed at the back of the latching mechanism there was a lot of slop in the locking tabs. I was able to put some pieces of wood into the mount which significantly reduced the play in the mount.


My flight test revealed two things - 1) the trailing edge of the flaps made no difference in the heavy wing, and 2) the GoPro is still vibrating a good amount even with the wood shims to secure the base. I have a new plan for the GoPro base taking more drastic measures to mount the camera more securely to the tail.

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