I think I’m going to just rivet the aft 8 holes comon to the skin/rib/attach strip, and also do the last rivet at this point common to skin/rib only (and maybe peel the te slightly open).
I’m going to drop a rivet in that hole on the bottom rib I’m worried about with a chopped off mandrel and check for fit and interference with the horn brace.
Art - thanks, I’ve read your blog a few times. My TC thought it was a really bad idea match drilling the angle through the assembly (especially steel) as flogging out those holes by having a running drill is not good.. But I like the idea of the angle to help keep things straight. So I’ve devised a dodgy plan! The holes in the TE wedge on the 14 are already drilled perpendicular to the cord and are likely 3/32. I’ve purchased some 3/32 brass tube and I’ll find a small drill bit (hopefully #41) that fits through. I can then clamp the wedge to an angle before it even meets the assembly, and use the tube as a drill guide / shim to protect the holes, and transfer the hole pattern to the angle - the tube should help me get the correct drill angle in the angle as well.
The reason for all this is I really don’t like the idea of marking the holes out and then drilling - I did this on the practice kit and it really doesn’t take much to get a hole off, putting bending stress on the assembly - exactly the opposite of what you are trying to achieve.
@Mike - found the thread you were referring to. I had commented about bucking one rivet against the other. But I think the above plan is better.
Thanks again for your ideas.
Last edited by TASEsq : 07-12-2018 at 03:49 PM.