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Old 04-02-2018, 04:48 PM
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Sorry to hear the backriveting didn't work for you. It worked fantastically for me, with the right tool and technique! But either way, you win!
Bruce, what does that rivet set look like?
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:45 AM
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The one I have is from cleavland. Link here:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile.../#.WsMUuHNlBJc
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Old 04-03-2018, 10:17 AM
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The one I have is from cleavland. Link here:

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/mobile.../#.WsMUuHNlBJc
Ah...I have a straight one like that...Used it on the aft upper skins, a little. I can see why it would be dicey inside the wings.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:24 AM
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I have a straight one too, I love that one when it can be used. The wing rib flanges put it at too much of angle though.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:34 PM
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Well another major milestone took place this weekend. After coming back from Seattle and Bellingham for almost a week I finally removed the left wing from the jig. Let me just say, it is nice to have some of my garage back for a bit!!!

My dad and I also riveted the right wing top skins. This side only took us about 4 hours, noticeably faster than the left!

20180407_135615 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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20180409_182718 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 04-10-2018, 08:00 AM
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It is so shiny! Very nice work!
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:47 PM
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It is so shiny! Very nice work!
Thanks Kent!
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:19 PM
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Time for a good ole fashion priming and riveting session. Note: priming the flap brace was a pain trying to scuff it!

I also built a wing cradle with the posts used for the left wing jig.

20180414_155303 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 04-18-2018, 10:42 PM
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I see a side skin. Nice work.
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:52 PM
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Yup, today marks the start of the fuselage! I am going to hold off on the ailerons and flaps for now since they are easy to transport to a heated shop I have access to. I am also just going to prep the bottom skins when I get to it but won't rivet them yet as I want to wait until closer to the end of the build in case anything needs done inside the wings.
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