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Old 09-18-2013, 11:29 AM
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I don't think I am really interested in selling them, I was just a little floored when he handed me all these! I also knew I hadn't needed any of these yet on my 7 project, but I couldn't bring myself to say, "No thanks, I'll pass on these."
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:28 PM
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In what situation would I use one of these instead of a spring cleco? I'm guessing you can get them a bit tighter than a spring cleco, but I've had even spring clecos pull through under too much load. Do the wing nut versions have any more grip length?
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:09 PM
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I believe the wing nut clecos have a 1/2" grip length according to Avery Tools website. I believe the spring cleco has a max grip of 1/4".

http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=1070

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In what situation would I use one of these instead of a spring cleco? I'm guessing you can get them a bit tighter than a spring cleco, but I've had even spring clecos pull through under too much load. Do the wing nut versions have any more grip length?
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I used them on the line of rivets on both sides of the top skin on the 7A. but NEED. No. That many? No.

But I have a dozen for sale in the great hangar clearance sale (which I haven't really started yet) if you decide it's something you want. I might have a dozen of each.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:30 PM
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I haven't seen this mentioned lately, but there used to be lots of complaints about having to use longer-than-specified rivets in various places on the plane. If someone has this problem often during the build, this might be an area where the wing nut style would prove useful to show whether a longer rivet is really needed. As a bonus, they might get a 'tighter' airframe.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:36 PM
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Answer to your question........ NO!! Want to sell a few???
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Old thread, obsolete - but it's worth mentioning that these will come in handy if you're building an RV-3B. That kit isn't like the newer ones....

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