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Old 08-08-2013, 03:39 PM
jswareiv jswareiv is offline
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Default Cogsdill

Thanks for the Youtube. That's the one I ordered, based on your strong endorsement. You are using these on the skins, correct? It doesn't take off too much material? I haven't started building yet, so my question could be stupid.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:25 PM
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Default Deburr

So far I am just using on the ribs or other areas where it is a bit hard to get to the inside using "normal" swivel tool. I prefer the avery swivel tool to deburr where able. Using a reamer for the holes, half the time the only burr left just comes of by firmly squeezing fingers together on the line of holes and pulling material through!
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rbibb View Post
One of the things I thought was a waste of money and not really needed was a pneumatic rivet gun - until I bought one. Its really not needed but is sure nice to have. Something about getting it set right and seeing a nice row of perfectly set rivets in places you can use one brings a smile every time.....
Did you mean "gun" or "squeezer"? You could build an RV without a squeezer, but I don't see how it could be done without a rivet gun.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:59 PM
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Default Drill Bits and Reamer

Needed a reamer (I think it was 11/32) to open the hole on the rear spar attach hole. Used a 6 inch #40 drill bit to drill 4 holes in the 2 aileron counterbalance pipe.
Dremel tool for separating parts.
More Clecos. Good price at brown tools. Haven't tried them but like the price.

cheap soldering iron to remove strips of the blue plastic coatings.
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:27 PM
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Cogsdill burraway:

I have heard that they can enlarge holes on thin metal parts. Any concern here?

Band Saw:

when would I need this. Can't you use a metal blade on a dremel? Or is the band saw easier?

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:15 PM
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Just used it today to cut stiffeners for the ailerons. Page 20-05. I also have the dremel and used it for cutoff jobs. The band saw works better.

Page 13-5 step 6 says to ream the rear spar attach hole. The guy at Avery Tools recommended a reamer just under 3/8". It gives a better fit for the bolt.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:25 PM
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As mentioned, lots of clecos. I used a lot more than recommended, it's amazing how sheet metal can "creep" on you when working with it. They really helped me out a lot, to get a good fit.

rv8 entire airframe at airport now, painting done, intersection and gear upper and lower fairings done, maybe order engine around first of year or before the next rate increase.
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