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Center fuselage below seat ribs and core structure / Oil canning discussion.
RV10 Update - Headphone Jacks - RVJimD
Headphone jack wiring and location.
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This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft.
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