cherrymax for gear tower top row?!?!
almost there, plan to rivet the upper forward fuselage skin F-821-1 on next weekend.
Removed everything i could (avionics, stick, etc..) to be able to buck those rivets from the inside.
The ones inside the very top of the gear tower still seem to be a PITA to buck.
I am planning on using cherrymax rivets for those 26 rivets (13 each side).
Plans call for AN426AD3-6 rivets, i couldn't find any #40 cherrymax so far.
I have plenty of #30 cherrymax in the correct length (sorry, can't recall the part number exactly) i am planning to use.
Talked to some mechanics in my "shop of trust", pop-rivet tool is the way to go with those cherrymax rivets.
I have seen and read couple of threads on this topic already.
Decision is pretty much made, just looking for some encouragement or showstoppers to be identified which i did not see so far.
Here is what i plan to do:
-drill those 26 holes (13 each side) to #30
-countersink side forward fuselage skins F-820-L/R-1 (skins are already riveted on, cannot be peeled of enough to countersink the longeron F-887-L/R-1 and dimple the side skin)
-dimple upper forward fuselage skin
-use pop-rivet tool to set the cherrymax
asking for comments!!
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