Originally Posted by PHXflyer
I'm at the OP's point of construction as well, and your answer answered my own identical question. But I have a follow-on question: The plans say that just 6 of the 10 holes are to be riveted with "flush aft" using AN426AD3-3.5 rivets. The other four holes along the top call for, according to the plans, to be riveted using AN470AD3-3.5 rivets.
I assume those 4 using standard round-head rivets will be riveted in the same direction as the 6 flush rivets, yes? Does it matter? Or is it just good form to rivet all in the same direction?
I don't think it matters, but I did them the same direction because then the nice round manufactured head will be the one visible if you peer between the rudder and the vertical stabilizer, instead of the not-so-nice shop head. (The flush rivets will be covered up by the attachment point to the fuselage, but the AN470's will not.)