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Old 01-19-2019, 10:22 PM
RidiculousM RidiculousM is offline
 
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When in the build process am I supposed to finish riveting the aft side skin F-824 to the longeron F-887?

It is a quick build kit. The aft deck is finished but the tail has not been mounted yet. I have looked through the instructions extensively and I'm sure that I am missing where it references when to do these. If anybody knows, that would be very helpful as I would like to get them out of the way now but don't know if I have to wait for a certain time in the build down the road.

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:57 AM
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Oddly enough, I just did mine on Saturday. Like you, I couldn’t find when to do it, so went for gold
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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Hi Mike,

On my slow build I riveted that area along with the other rivets in the side skin when I attached F-824. Don't forget to leave a few open for the emp fairing as called out on dwg 74.

I'd be surprised a slow build is different, but you may want to call Vans.

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Old 01-20-2019, 08:33 AM
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Hi Mike,

On my slow build I riveted that area along with the other rivets in the side skin when I attached F-824. Don't forget to leave a few open for the emp fairing as called out on dwg 74.

I'd be surprised a slow build is different, but you may want to call Vans.

Bob
Same here. I didn't catch that OP had a quick build on the first read, and briefly got worried that I'd riveted something I wasn't supposed to! (wouldn't be the first time...)

Long story short, I believe they can be riveted any time.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:32 PM
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Rob, Bob, Philip

Thanks for the replies! I'm going for the Gold as well


Have a Great Sunday

Mike
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:57 PM
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Just make sure your tail gear stuff is bolted in before you rivet. It's much easier now than later.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:11 PM
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Would it be easier to match drill the horizontal and vertical stabs on before riveting those?
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