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Old 03-09-2018, 02:23 PM
Eztroller Eztroller is offline
 
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Default HS Inspar rib to front spar-spacing

I am not happy with the spacing on this particular part. Trying to figure out what is causing it and am having a hard time.... looking through several books and have not been able to find the answer. Can someone point me in the correct direction.

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Old 03-09-2018, 04:57 PM
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My understanding is that slight gaps between rivets are not a big deal, but If after riveting you can get any feeler gauge to touch the rivet shank it is cause for rejection.

When using a squeezer, I had good luck putting a thin faucet washer or similar on the shop side of the rivet, so that when setting the rivet the washer squeezes the work together and effectively eliminates any gaps..
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:07 PM
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Buy some small diameter tubing. Then, by cutting short pieces you can have washers of any required length.
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:58 AM
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I use this tubing to cut "custom" washers - works very nicely except when I sweep the shop they're everywhere...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:01 PM
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What size did you use? I bought some vinyl tubing at my local Ace hardware, but it seems a little stiff. Tried a few different sizes too.

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Old 03-11-2018, 08:20 PM
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Default Build on...

I rememeber getting a lecture from the support desk on an “issue” similar to the situation you’re asking about....I got told to put away my micrometer and feeler guages unless it was spar or engine related and build on. I blew it up and posted it it on the wall. With an BSME it was almost like blasphemy, but now almost through phase one...build on. ( I’m not saying being stupid or careless is ok, but now having been inside a Cherokee and a Skyhawk...yeah, I’ll take my workmanship over factory any day!)
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:36 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I think im being too picky, but dont want to miss something important. I will try the faucet washers and move along. Much apppreciated!
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:28 PM
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Thanks for the feedback. I think im being too picky, but dont want to miss something important. I will try the faucet washers and move along. Much apppreciated!
If you use faucet washers, make sure they are the soft rubber type. Some are are more firm and won't give the results you are looking for. My supply is running low, and I'm having trouble finding the soft type. I think I'll try the tubing suggested by mturnerb above.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:21 PM
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Silicone model airplane fuel line works great for me on 3/32. For ⅛ I use rubber drip irrigation line from the big box. Had both lying around.
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Old 03-12-2018, 12:45 AM
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Default One rivet every 2 seconds

The women who built B-24s would set a rivet every 2 seconds, or so I'm told by the guys who used to work with them.
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