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Old 12-13-2018, 05:05 PM
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Default F 704-K attachment question

I know everybody already knows what that is but just as a refresher this is the cover that fits vertically over the spar bulkhead box next to your knee when sitting in the plane. I am assuming this is a structural piece. The plans call for it to be attached with LP4-3 pop rivets. My question is has anyone here used flush rivets to reduce the pimply look or made this piece removable by some creative means?
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:05 PM
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I would be concerned about deviating from Vans design. Maybe flush Cherrymax or MK rivets? Ask Vans to be certain.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:07 PM
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I am not sure how you could install it with flush rivets since there is no access from the back.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:12 PM
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I am not sure how you could install it with flush rivets since there is no access from the back.
They make flush pop rivets, Cherrymax makes them as well.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:23 AM
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I believe that some interior packages contain covers for this piece to hide it. Check out the various vendors. (I have the no-longer-produced Classic Aero "Aviator" interior that had a one-piece side cover/armrest thing...the newer design is different, but I think still has a cover for it).
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