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Old 03-06-2019, 10:20 AM
AeroDog AeroDog is offline
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Originally Posted by mike newall View Post
Having just finished two RV12's and thoroughly enjoyed the process, I can say that you will end up clearing about 25% of holes, particularly on wings or whenever the skins are taking a reasonable curve.

Never bothered with a reamer, sharp new super cobalt, as others say, you sometimes can't see anything coming off and I think it is the variance of the pulled rivets.
Indeed, there is a fair amount of variance in the diameters of the LP4-3 rivets. I have a box labeled FAT FOURS where I put these for later use in holes which, for whatever reason, seem loose. When a rivet won't go, I first try a different rivet.

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